We will rock you: How to sing along with Queen in Austin
Found yourself wanting to belt out all the songs in the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the theater? You probably weren't the only one. Thankfully, you can sing to your heart's content at a new set of screenings — not to mention in a double-decker tour bus.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is still in theaters, but there's a more interactive way to watch it with the addition this week of sing-along showings. Select theaters around the country, including the Alamo Drafthouse, Flix Brewhouse and Sky Cinemas in the Austin area, are playing the movie as a sing-along through Jan. 24. Each one has subtitles for all of the songs (as if we don't already know all the words).
The Alamo Drafthouse is hosting the sing-along at the Ritz location, 320 E. Sixth St., at various dates and times today through Jan. 24, promising to have "totally killer, interactive props." Flix Brewhouse, in Round Rock, has daily showings of the sing-along through that day. Sky Cinemas, in Dripping Springs, has the "Bohemian Rhapsody" sing-along playing for at least today and Thursday.
The film (without subtitles) has been expanded to additional theaters this week, after "Bohemian Rhapsody" snagged the Golden Globe for best film drama on Jan. 6 and Rami Malek was recognized with a Globe for best actor for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.
And that's not all. In celebration of the film's upcoming release to digital and disc, Twentieth Century Fox will bring the Rock Like Queen Tour Bus to four U.S. cities — and Austin is one of them. On Jan. 30, locals who sign up ahead of time (space is available on a first come, first serve basis) can belt out their favorite Queen songs aboard the bus. It departs from Congress Avenue at West Fourth Street at six different times starting at 10 a.m. Reserve your spot at rocklikequeen.com.