- Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the NBC premiere of the TV show Friends, Warner Bros. will be launching a Friends-themed pop-up in New York City.
- The pop-up will last for approximately one month, from September 7 to October 6.
- The spectacle will also include rooms dedicated to each of the six main characters, as well as replicas of some of the show’s most iconic settings, like Central Perk and Chandler and Joey’s apartment.
There are arguably few ties that the epochal ’90s TV show Friends shares with the city in which it took place, New York. Other than exterior shots, like the infamous 90 Bedford St. building, filming for Friends mostly took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California.
Critics have also long griped over its audacious lack of diversity for a show that calls one of the most ethnically rich cities home. Even die-hard fans must admit that there is something suspicious about Rachel and Monica’s meager income sustaining that massive apartment in the Village. Friends, in essence, is not necessarily a TV show that depicts the quintessential New York experience. Still, a major tribute to the hit show is coming to the city it called "home." New Yorkers and Friends fans alike can expect a Friends-themed pop-up to arrive in a SoHo storefront this September.
The pop-up, which will last from September 6 to October 7, will take participants through nine rooms, six of them representing each of the main characters, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The remaining three rooms will feature replicated settings from the show, from the gang’s coffeehouse of choice, Central Perk, to the classic fountain that the cast dances in during the opening credits.
Expect complete immersion into the sitcom’s greatest moments, from the perfect photo ops to learning the ins and outs of Monica’s type A ways.
Maybe it’s not too late for Friends to make a real home for itself in the streets of New York after all.
Tickets officially go on sale this Friday, August 2.
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