Queen on the Wem­b­ley stage un­der Dubbo skies

Dubbo Photo News - - Works - By YVETTE AUBUS­SON-FO­LEY

WHAT bet­ter way to rock on with Queen “at” their Live Aid Lon­don Wem­b­ley Sta­dium open air con­cert than un­der the Dubbo stars at the Westview Drive-in?

For one night only, the hit film “Bo­hemian Rhap­sody” will play at our – and one of Aus­tralia’s – big­gest out­door screens.

The win­ner of the Golden Globe for Best Mo­tion Pic­ture-drama cel­e­brates Queen, their mu­sic and their ex­tra­or­di­nary lead singer Fred­die Mer­cury who de­fied stereo­types and shat­tered con­ven­tions of the day to be­come one of the most beloved en­ter­tain­ers on the planet.

“Bo­hemian Rhap­sody is show­ing on Fri­day, Jan­uary 4. Screen­ing starts around sun­set, gates are open at 6.30pm,” Westview Drive-in man­ager Ja­son Yelver­ton told Dubbo Photo News.

Over the Aus­tralia Day 2019 long week­end the drive-in will fea­ture Aus­tralian cult clas­sics.

Westview Drive-in re­opened in 2017 af­ter 33 years as part of lo­cal NSW Youth Week cel­e­bra­tions.

“What I re­ally love about it is you can get 80-year-olds and

Drivein man­ager Ja­son Yelver­ton, pic­tured in the old cafe­te­ria build­ing. DUBBO PHOTO NEWS

8-year-olds com­ing to­gether to en­joy the at­mos­phere,” Mr Yelver­ton said

The doors were lit­er­ally closed on the drive-in and found just as they were left, three decades later. Mr Yelver­ton said work is un­der­way to re­store the cafe­te­ria to its orig­i­nal glory.

“We’re try­ing to keep as much of it as we can as orig­i­nal as pos­si­ble. Ob­vi­ously we’ve got to make it safe. The orig­i­nal Food Act sticker that was in here, for ex­am­ple, was from 1908! Which back then prob­a­bly meant just put more salt on it!

“Once we open the cafe­te­ria back up, peo­ple will be able to come in and re­mem­ber ex­actly how it was.

“I feel so happy be­cause we’ve been able to ar­rest the decay of the build­ing,” Mr Yelver­ton said.

Westview Drive-in Dubbo

z Fri­day, Jan­uary 4: Bo­hemian Rhap­sody

z Fri­day, Jan­uary 25: Find­ing Nemo

z Satur­day, Jan­uary 26: Mad Max

z Sun­day, Jan­uary 27: The Cas­tle

z Tick­ets: $40 per ve­hi­cle, book through 123tix.com.au

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