25 years ago, Central Perk opened and the rest is history.
Friends has been a popular TV series since its inception and they’re coming back. Well, kind of. To celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary, a special Friends pop-up NYC experience is opening this fall.
Warner Bros. is partnering with Superfly to bring the Friends pop-up experience to life. The event will feature a replica Central Perk as well as other sets and props from the sitcom. According to ComingSoon.Net, the experience will allow fans to “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.”
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, David Schwimmer, the chick and the duck haven’t addressed if they will make an appearance. Gunther (James Michael Tyler) has been known to make an appearance, maybe you’ll catch him making some coffee.
“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,” Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President, Global Themed Entertainment, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, said in a statement. “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.”
“We’re excited to celebrate 25 years of fandom with the show’s biggest immersive experience to date,” Jonathan Mayers, co-founder of Superfly, said in a statement. “The Friends New York City Pop-Up captures the series most memorable moments with the characters, memorabilia, set re-creations and exclusive merchandise.”
The Friends pop-up will be open in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo district from September 7-October 6, 2019.
Tickets are on sale now.