You may already know by now that the cult TV-series Friends will soon hit the theaters near you. Fathom Events will be broadcasting the smash hit in 1,000 American movie theaters to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show, which premiered on Sept. 22, 1994. If you also want to be a part of this grand event, then you can buy the tickets that are on sale now. If you want to know how to buy tickets for Friends 25th anniversary event, then read along.
Friends 25th anniversary event – all you need to know
Friends 25th anniversary celebration will be a three-night event: Monday, September 23; Saturday, September 28; and Wednesday, October 2. Each night will include four different episodes, exclusive interviews and never-before-seen content, and all this in 4K high definition. The event on each night will be an hour and 40 minutes long, and will start at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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“Your friends are still there for you, 25 years later! Celebrate the milestone anniversary of the beloved sitcom, coming to the big screen for the first time ever!” reads the event’s page.
Friends – created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman – is a show about six friends in their 20s and 30s navigating life in New York City. The show debuted on September 22, 1994, and aired until May 2004. The 10-season show won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow also got an Emmy for their performances.
Even after fifteen years, it is a favorite of many. It will be the first time Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), Monica (Courteney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) will appear together on the big screen.
“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!” Lisa Gregorian, Warner Bros. Television Group President & Chief Marketing Officer, said in a statement.
How to buy tickets for Friends 25th anniversary event?
Tickets for the event have been on sale since August 16. Talking of how to buy tickets for the Friends 25th anniversary event, you need to visit the Fathom Events website. Once you are on the website, visit the Fathom Events page and look for Friends 25th.
Next, you will have to enter your zip code to check if (and which) theaters near you are playing Friends.
Now, select the date (or dates) when you wish to attend the event. After this, tap the orange button with the showtime, located on the right of the theater name.
You will now be ported to the theater’s website to finish the process. Here you will have to select the number of tickets and the seats. You will be instructed not to leave a single empty seat on either side as this could result in several empty seats in the theater.
That’s it, you are done. All you need to do now is to wait for your selected date to celebrate your favorite show in the theater. It must be noted that since it is a special event, the prices of tickets could be higher than usual.
What’s playing each night?
You can attend all three nights, or one or two. To help you pick the night, here are the episodes that will be playing each night.
On September 22 – The One Where Ross Finds Out, The One With The Black Out, The One With The Birth and Pilot – ReDo.
On September 28 – The One With The Morning After, The One Where No One’s Ready, The One With The Embryos and The One With The Prom Video.
On October 2 – The One With Ross’s Wedding – Part 2, The One Where Ross Got High, The One Where Everybody Finds Out and The One With Chandler In A Box.
For more information on how to buy tickets for Friends 25th anniversary event or on the episodes, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
Like with every hit show, this show also has some hidden but fascinating facts. One of the most important facts about this super-popular series is that its original name was not Friends. In the early 1990s, the co-creators initially titled it Insomnia Café. Along with the title, the plot was also a bit different, for example, instead of Ross and Rachel, Joey and Monica were supposed to be the key relationship.
After NBC purchased the pilot, the title was changed to Friends Like Us. NBC president Warren Littlefield also suggested a title for it – Across the Hall. Later, when the shooting started, the title was switched to Six of One, but when the show premiered in September 1994, the title was finally switched to Friends.