‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Episodes Are Coming to Movie Theaters

By Wire Service Content

There’s no Thanksgiving like Friendsgiving—and this month, “Friends” fans will be able to watch all the show’s Thanksgiving episodes in movie theaters.

The hit NBC sitcom, which marked its 25th-anniversary last month, followed six friends through their life in New York. The show ran for 10 years—and in that decade, we got to see Joey, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler share lots of Thanksgivings together.

Cast members of NBC's comedy series Friends.
Cast members of NBC’s comedy series “Friends.” Pictured (L to R): David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Cook, Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. Episode: “The One Where They All Turn Thirty.” (Warner Bros. Television)

There was the time Chandler forlornly made jokes from inside a box. There was the time Rachel tried and failed to make a trifle, proving yet again that Joey will eat anything and everything. And, of course, everyone’s favorite—the time Monica put a turkey on her head, prompting Chandler to accidentally profess his love.

Fans can rewatch all of these cherished moments on the big screen in the lead-up to Turkey Day. Eight classic Thanksgiving episodes, which have been newly remastered in 4K resolution, will be screened at 700 movie theaters across the United States on Nov. 24 and 25. The two-day screening will show four episodes a day.

Tickets go on sale Friday on Fathom Events, which is owned by AMC Entertainment.

The Thanksgiving screenings are the latest in a series of special events—there was a pop-up “Friends” experience in New York last month, and nationwide screenings on the 25th-anniversary, which attracted more than 230,000 viewers, according to Fathom Events.

Cast from the TV show Friends
Actors Courtney Cox Arquette (L), Jennifer Aniston (C) and Matthew Perry are shown in a scene from the NBC series “Friends.” (Warner Bros. Television/Getty Images)

“Fans showed up in full force for our initial ‘Friends’ screenings, so we know there is demand for more,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events, in a press release. “We’re excited to put eight classic episodes on the big screen for fans to celebrate with their friends, just in time for Thanksgiving.”

“Friends” has a huge international fan base too—there was a special anniversary theater screening in Canada last month, and UK cinemas will show 12 iconic episodes in December.

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