'Friends' Will Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Big-Screen Debut

A handful of 'Friends' episodes will air in theaters 25 years after the show premiered on television.


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A handful of Friendsepisodes will be airing in theaters in celebration of the show's 25th anniversary. 

Fans of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc's characters will be able to watch 12 of the most iconic episodes on Sept. 23, Sept. 28, and Oct. 2 in over 1,000 theaters across the country. According to Entertainment Weekly, the screenings, which have been restored in 4K from the original 35mm, will contain exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content.

“The cultural impact that Friends continues to have, 25 years after its premiere, is astounding, a true testament to the genius of Marta Kauffman, David Crane, Kevin Bright, and the incredibly talented cast,” said Lisa Gregorian, Warner Bros. Television Group President & CMO. “It is so amazing to know that the series is still bringing people of all ages together. We could not be more excited to deliver these digitally remastered episodes to theaters—for the first time ever!—so that together, in a shared experience, our loyal fans can enjoy some of their favorite Friends scenes in a new way.”

The cinematic event isn't the only 25th anniversary celebration Friends fans are being blessed with. According to The Hollywood Reporterthe Tribeca TV Festival will honor the long-running comedy by airing two of the show's episodes and inviting fans to listen to executive producers Kevin Bright, David Crane, and Marta Kauffman discuss the legacy of the series. The episodes selected are "The One with the Embryos" and "The One Where Everybody Finds Out." The latter is when Ross and Phoebe learn about Chandler and Monica's not-so-secret romance. 

Friends' big-screen debut is being hosted by Fathom Events. You can find out more about ticketing information here

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