The television show Friends will be coming to theaters this Thanksgiving as the show celebrates the 25th anniversary of its initial airing on NBC.
Select theaters will screen eight episodes of the show, centered around the holiday that always drew mixed emotions from the characters of Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Monica (Courteney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Joey (Matt LeBlanc) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow).
CNN reported that fans of the series can watch eight classic Thanksgiving episodes, which have been newly remastered in 4K resolution. The show will be screened at 700 movie theaters across the United States on November 24 and 25, showing four episodes a day over the two day period.
“Fans showed up in full force for our initial Friends screenings, so we know there is demand for more,” remarked 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.”
The premise of Friends was simple. Six 20- to 30-year-old friends lived near one another in Manhattan, New York, trying to make it on their own. They attempted to find love, and personal and professional success while trying to create their own unique family outside of the traditional unit.
These are the episodes being shown on the big screen, per Entertainment Weekly.
“The One Where Underdog Gets Away”: The gang’s plans for Thanksgiving go awry when they get locked out of Monica and Rachel’s apartment after running outside to watch the Underdog balloon, which broke free from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, fly over Manhattan.
“The One With The List”: Ross makes a list of pros and cons to decide whether to be with Julie or Rachel and Monica gets a job making a dessert with a chocolate substitute.
“The One With The Football”: Ross and Monica finally put an end to the mystery behind who was the rightful holder of The Geller Cup by playing a touch football game. All six friends go to the park, where Rachel is picked last for a team, Phoebe scores her first touchdown and Joey and Chandler try to impress “the Dutch girl.”
“The One With All The Thanksgivings”: The group comes together and recalls their most hated Thanksgiving holidays. Fans are treated to flashback scenes of the characters when they were younger before Rachel had her nose job and Monica lost weight.
“The One Where Ross Got High”: Ross is forced to reveal the reason why his parents don’t like Chandler. Rachel tries to make dessert for the gang, a gross concoction of a trifle gone wrong, and Joey and Ross try to get out of coming to Monica’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.
“The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs”: Rachel is surprised when her assistant from work, Tag, whom she has a crush on, shows up at Thanksgiving dinner. Phoebe brings a puppy, Clunkers, into the apartment, and Chandler confesses he is afraid of dogs.
“The One With Rachel’s Other Sister”: Rachel’s issues with her self-centered sister (played by Christina Applegate) come to a head during the Thanksgiving meal. Monica tries to protect her good wedding china from harm and Joey forgets to join his TV castmates for the Thanksgiving parade.
“The One With The Late Thanksgiving”: Punctual Monica prepares a Thanksgiving feast for everyone and becomes angry when her pals show up late.
The Inquisitr recently reported that the Friends cast is coming together for a new project not related to the iconic television series, which ran for 10 years.
Tickets for “Friendsgiving” are available beginning Friday, November 1 at Fathom Events and participating theater box offices.