Queen A Night in Bohemia
March 2016 – Continuing the support of cinematic and television content, Fathom Events presented a restored version of the BBC concert “Queen: A Night in Bohemia“, originally filmed on Christmas Eve 1975. The presentation included scenes and a restored never before seen documentary of the group covering content and discussion from the 1970s and recent times. The documentary focused on the background on the group and the creation of Bohemian Rhapsody across a long period of time, and multiple studios and sessions.
While the restoration was done well, bringing the 4:3 TV format to the big screen, some of the footage that was incorporated showed its age and the fact it was captured on 40 yr old technology. Several of the scenes had grainy and color shifted segments, but as the audience understood the age of the historic footage, it did not detract from the event at all. The sound for the film was beautifully updated from the stereo of the day to multi-speaker surround sound of the theater.
The event was in honor of the 40th anniversary of Bohemian Rhapsody. The Christmas Eve 1975 concert at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, featured the first-ever live recording of the classic song. It captured the band in the height of their power also performing their hits like Killer Queen, Liar, Keep Yourself Alive and Now I’m Here.