Twenty-five years ago (September 22, 1994), “FRIENDS” hit the airwaves! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the worldwide hit, we are excited to announce a “FRIENDS” New York City Pop-Up Experience opening in September.
Additionally, WBTVG is launching an official “FRIENDS” Giphy channel to celebrate the International Day of FRIENDShip on July 30:
- GIPHY‘s content team has curated 2,300+ GIFs from every episode of Friends, including call-outs to favorite characters, reactions, locations, and more. This comprehensive library will be findable and shareable on GIPHY and through every GIF button, allowing fans immediate access to their favorite moments.
- In addition to the GIFs, GIPHY has created 20 text stickers which depict favorite quotes from the show. Whether you’re chatting online, texting, or posting a story on social, there is now a wealth of official FRIENDS GIF and sticker content to add that perfect dose of humor — whether it be a Ross slow-capping GIF or animated “How you doin’?” sticker — to your conversations.
We are no longer on a break, FRIENDS fans! “The One with the Pop-Up” is here! It’s been 25 years since the first time we met Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Chandler and Phoebe, so set your calendar back to 1994 and revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience brought to you by Superfly, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 2, exclusively at www.friends25popup.com.
The nostalgia-packed space offers fans the opportunity to explore the show and capture photos with set re-creations, props, and costumes that have defined 25 years of everyone’s favorite FRIENDS. 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. Could this BE any more exciting?
“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.”
Superfly is equally thrilled about the partnership. “We’re excited to celebrate 25 years of fandom with the show’s biggest immersive experience to date,” said Jonathan Mayers, co-founder, Superfly. “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, September 7, 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 app1 today to learn more about how to access these complimentary tickets.2
Located in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district, the ticketholder entrance will be at 76 Mercer St. (between Spring & Broome), and the retail store entrance will be at 503 Broadway. The pop-up experience will be open SEVEN days a week, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Patrons can reserve a time slot to visit the pop-up with a ticket purchase priced at $29.50.
For more information, visit Friends25Popup.com. #Friends25
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1 AT&T THANKS App: Eligible AT&T wireless, TV, internet customers, and AT&T employees who have qualifying AT&T services. Data/messaging rates may apply for app download and usage. Req’s compatible device with iOS 10 and higher or AndroidTM 5.0 and higher.
2 Complimentary tickets are available while supplies last.
Superfly is on a mission to shape how the world plays and connects through shared experience. Founded in 1996, Superfly’s expertise is bringing people together at the intersection of culture and commerce through iconic live experiences like Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Outside Lands, Clusterfest, and The Seinfeld Experience as well as for some of the most recognized brands in the world. Superfly’s creative and strategic offering helps brands like Citi, Intel, and Google establish and raise their profile and navigate the cultural marketing landscape through programming, design, digital, social and experiential platforms. Superfly is headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago and San Francisco. Learn more at http://superf.ly/, and follow on Twitter @Superfly, Facebook www.facebook.com/
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships, and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary since its debut in 1994, Friends remains one of television’s most beloved series. One of the highest-rated shows on television in its original network run, the series still remains a perennial go-to in syndication and on streaming services, where it continues to be a smash hit worldwide. A favorite among critics and fans alike throughout its 10-season run, Friends not only won the Emmy® for Outstanding Comedy series, but also garnered Emmy® Awards for series stars Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow. From Warner Bros. Television, Friends follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of friends living in New York City: siblings Ross (David Schwimmer) and Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), along with friends Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) and Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston). Friends was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, who executive produced the series with Kevin Bright through Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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