Could fans of the show Friends BE any more excited? Probably not, since a new pop-up experience dedicated to the show is set to open in New York City in September.
‘The One with the Pop-Up’ (in fitting with the show’s titles) will open September 7, 25 years after the popular show debuted and introduced us to Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe. The experience lets fans revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience from Superfly, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 2, exclusively at Friends25popup.com.
The nostalgia-packed space offers fans the opportunity to explore the show and capture photos with set re-creations, props and costumes from the show. Stick a turkey on your head, peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliner after playing some foosball or help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot. Learn Monica’s top tidying tips with Method Home Products and surround yourself with Phoebe’s favorite things before heading to the re-created Central Perk for a pic on the legendary orange couch.
“It’s been nearly 25 years since Friends premiered, but the fascination and universal appeal of the hit TV series lives on with fans of all ages,” said Peter van Roden, senior vice president, global themed entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “As we celebrate the show’s milestone anniversary, we are excited to bring the Friends experience to life for our fans in a way that pays homage to the remarkable cast of characters, iconic sets and instantly quotable moments.”
Added Jonathan Mayers, co-founder, Superfly: "We're excited to celebrate 25 years of fandom with the show's biggest immersive experience to date. The Friends New York City Pop-Up captures the series most memorable moments with the characters, memorabilia, set re-creations and exclusive merchandise."
The month-long pop-up, which also includes a Friends retail store, opens September 7 and runs through October 6. The first day of the public opening is dedicated exclusively to AT&T customers who have a chance to get complimentary tickets through the AT&T Thanks appreciation program. Eligible AT&T customers in NYC can download the AT&T Thanks app to learn more about how to access these complimentary tickets. Located in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district, the ticketholder entrance will be at 76 Mercer St., and the retail store entrance will be at 503 Broadway. Fans can reserve a time slot to visit the pop-up with a ticket purchase priced at $29.50.
Friends made news recently when it was announced that the sitcom would leave Netflix at the end of 2019 to move to the new HBO Max service.
Fans of fellow NBC show Seinfeld can experience their own nostalgia at an upcoming Seinfeld pop-up.