(Burbank, CA) – We’re moving to Boston, “Friends” fans (don’t worry Joey, you get your own room)! Following its wildly successful New York debut, the “Friends” 25th Anniversary Pop-Up is coming to Beantown. Fans can turn their calendar back to 1994 to revisit some of the series’ most iconic moments with an immersive pop-up experience created by Superfly, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Warner Bros. Television Group. “The One with the Pop-Up” will be located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood at 401 Park (corner of Brookline Ave. and Fullerton St.). Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1, at 12:00 p.m. ET, exclusively at www.friends25popup.com.
The nostalgia-packed space offers precise set re-creations and more than 50 original props from the show, providing ample opportunity to explore the show’s history and capture photos. For fans yearning to stick a turkey on their 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, the pop-up will deliver.
Visitors will also be treated to a special Friendsgiving event on Thursday, November 28, from 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for $55, with the last time slot at 4:00 p.m. The Thanksgiving-themed pop-up will feature a special “Friends”-themed food item to go at the end of the experience. Fans can also celebrate New Year’s Eve from 9:30 a.m.–12:10 a.m. and New Year’s Day from 9:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m. with commemorative merchandise.
The pop-up will also boast a re-created Central Perk. From the legendary orange couch to a food and beverage experience, guests can sip, snack, and chat “Friends” style. College students with a valid student ID will receive a 10% discount on food, beverages, and merchandise.
“Following a wildly successful debut in New York, we were eager to share this one-of-a-kind experience with more fans and are very happy it found a new home in Boston,” said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.”
Superfly, known for its highly creative experiential festivals and projects, is equally thrilled to bring “Friends” to Boston. “Just like the show, the pop-up is a fun and joyful experience that brings people together. We received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from fans in New York who visited the pop-up, so we’re really looking forward to continuing the celebration and bringing this unique experience to Bostonians,” said Jonathan Mayers, co-founder, Superfly.
The pop-up, which also includes a “Friends” retail store, opens November 21 and runs through January 5 from 9:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m. It will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving (with the last time slot at 4:00 p.m.) and Christmas Eve, and will be closed on Christmas Day. It will open on New Year’s Eve through 1:00 a.m., with the last time slot at 12:10 a.m. Regular hours will resume on New Year’s Day.
For more information, visit Friends25Popup.com. #Friends25
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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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