‘Friends’ is coming to movie theaters
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“Friends” is finally making into into movie theaters — though not as a reunion film.
Fathom Events announced it will be offering showings of a total of 12 episodes of the hit sitcom in movie theaters nationwide on three dates.
The showings are scheduled for Sept. 23, 28 and Oct. 2, 2019.
Sept. 23 will feature the pilot “redo,” “The One with the Black Out,” “The One with the Birth” and “The One Where Ross Finds Out.”
The pilot episode of “Friends” was retroactively retitled to “The One Where Monica Gets a Roommate,” following the show’s tradition of using episode titles that sound like someone casually referring to an episode by using a plot line or major event.
There are also two versions of the pilot, one designed to run in the standard half hour block and another with additional material set to run in a 60 minute slot.
Sept. 28 will showcase “The One with the Prom Video,” “The One Where No One’s Ready,” “The One with the Morning After” and “The One with the Embryos.”
“The One with Chandler in a Box,” “The One with Ross’ Wedding Part 2,” “The One Where Everyone Finds Out” and “The One Where Ross Got High” are showing Oct. 2.
Each episode has been remastered into 4K from the original film negatives.
In addition, the showings will also feature additional exclusive content for fans.
Tickets for the event go on sale Aug. 16.
All past episodes of “Friends” are also available on Netflix until 2020 when it will move to HBO’s new Max streaming service.
In addition, reruns air on TBS via syndication.