Queen on the Wembley stage under Dubbo skies
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