Friends fans, rejoice! You’ll be able to celebrate Friendsgiving with Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, and Joey, as the “Central Perk Six” hit the big screen this season.
The hit NBC sitcom ran for 10 years, which means that we’ve watched our favorite friends share a lot of Thanksgivings together. Holiday episodes are a sitcom institution, but the annual Thanksgiving Friends episodes became synonymous with Turkey Day.
It’s no surprise, then, that these Thanksgiving episodes are hitting movie theaters nationwide this year.
The screening is being put together by Fathom Events, which is owned by AMC Entertainment. It is the same company that was behind the nationwide screenings of 12 episodes to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends. According to Fathom Events, the anniversary screenings were pretty successful, grossing $2.9 million across more than 1,600 theaters.
Now they’re trying their luck again with the iconic Thanksgiving episodes!
“Fans showed up in full force for our initial Friends screenings, so we know there is a demand for more,” said the Fathom Events CEO, Ray Nutt, in a press release. He added, “We’re excited to put eight classic episodes on the big screen for fans to celebrate with their friends, just in time for Thanksgiving.”
Of course, all 10 seasons of Friends are currently accessible by anyone with internet service and a Netflix account, but it’s just not the same as seeing our favorite six friends on the big screen.
Remember when Rachel tried (and failed) to make a trifle with a layer of beef, proving that Joey really will eat anything? Or, the one where Phoebe is secretly keeping a dog in her room, and we learn about Chandler’s lifelong fear of dogs?
But perhaps the most iconic Thanksgiving moment in all of TV history is from “The One With All the Thanksgivings,” in which Monica dances with a turkey on her head.
All of these classic Friends moments and plenty more will be featured during the two-day screening event that includes these eight Turkey Day episodes:
Check with Fathom Events to see if Friendsgiving is coming to a theater near you!
It’s no reunion like fans have been hoping for, but it’s still a pretty cool holiday event. As for an actual reboot of the hit series, cast members and show creators alike have stayed adamant that there will never be one.
However, Jennifer Aniston did hint that the Central Perk Six are going to get back together. While visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Aniston said that they are “working on something,” although they “don’t know what that something is” yet.