SAN DIEGO—For one weekend only, January 18–21, the Fleet Science Center will rock you, with Queen Rock Montreal.

This exhilarating live concert from 1981 is a window into Queen in their most unalloyed form, giving audiences a larger-than-life, front-row experience. 

The film has been digitally remastered for the first time into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience®, including 12-channel surround sound, crystal-clear images, and IMAX's customized theatre geometry with an even more immersive experience on the Giant Dome screen.  

Rock and roll royalty Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon take the stage in a historic performance of their greatest hits, including "We Will Rock You," "Somebody To Love," "Under Pressure," “Bohemian Rhapsody," "Another One Bites the Dust," "We Are The Champions," and additional songs from popular album The Game, including "Dragon Attack," "Play the Game," and more.  

"I don't think we quite realized it at the time, but this film has preserved one of the highest peaks in Queen's touring life, on stage in the old glory days. The director was very much focused on Freddie, and this now stands as probably the most precious intimate capture ever of Mr. Mercury at his full awesome power," said guitarist Brian May.

Added drummer Roger Taylor, "Enjoy. We were young!" 

And what better place to see the film than the Fleet Science Center, as guitarist May also is a scientist himself, earning his Ph.D. in astrophysics. His doctoral thesis is “A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud.” 

The limited special engagement will be shown at the Heikoff Giant Dome Theater at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, and at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday to Sunday, January 19–21.

Tickets are now available for purchase. 

Executive producers include Geoff Kempin and Alice Webb for Mercury Studios and Jim Beach and Matilda Beach for Queen Films.  

IMAX and Pathé Live, in partnership with Mercury Studios and Queen Films, present this classic concert film that shows these talented musicians in total cohesion while finding space to demonstrate their individual strengths. Directed by Saul Swimmer, Queen Rock Montreal marks the first concert captured on film of this legendary and groundbreaking band. 

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To learn more, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Specialist Suzanne Sanders at (619) 238-1233 ext. 804 or

Información y entrevistas en español también están disponibles para los medios necesarios. 


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About IMAX Corporation  

IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture, and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX systems to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, making IMAX's network among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.  

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About Pathé Live 

Pathé Live is a pioneer in global distribution of event cinema. Over the last 10 years, the subsidiary of Pathé group has released over 200 events in cinemas including operas, classical ballets and record-breaking music concerts. Pathé Live strives to reach the widest international audience with epic, prestigious and unmissable cultural events combining uniquely communal cinematic experiences with the highest quality image, sound and comfort tailored for the big screen. 

About the Fleet Science Center

Since 1973, the Fleet Science Center has been a central link between science, schools and scientific organizations, collaborating with the communities that call San Diego County home. Its mission is simple yet bold: to realize a San Diego where everyone is connected to the power of science. The organization delivers on this mission through engaging experiences and culturally driven education programs in neighborhoods throughout the county and the historic Balboa Park flagship location. The Fleet creates places of inspiration by collaborating with communities to support and grow STEM talent in San Diego. From interactive exhibits and school field trips to free science programs, the Fleet is forward-thinking and consistently evolving to create positive change in the world. The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater is the world’s first IMAX Dome Theater, presenting the most significant films on the planet. To learn more, visit

About Balboa Park

Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urban-cultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit


Freddie Mercury dancing in the center of the image with white pants and a blue background. Texts reads: Experience it in IMAX, Queen Rock Montreal, one weekend only, January 18-21