Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 22 November 2019

'Friends' on the big screen: Vox to present episodes of hit TV show to celebrate 25th anniversary

Rachel, Monica, Chandler and co will be coming to branches across the UAE

Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. Courtesy NBC
Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Courteney Cox as Monica Geller, Matt Le Blanc as Joey Tribbiani and Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay. Courtesy NBC

They'll soon be there for you, in a way you've never seen before.

Several episodes of beloved TV comedy Friends will be screened at Vox Cinemas in the UAE this month, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show.

The American sitcom marked its quarter-century last month, having first aired on September 22, 1994.

The show, which followed the lives of six pals – Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross – and their adventures in New York City, ran for 10 seasons, wrapping up for good on May 6, 2004.

To mark the milestone, Vox will screen 12 "of the most iconic" episodes from Friends, adding it was the first time the show would be broadcast in 4K on the big screen.

Four episodes will be screened in three separate sittings, held on Monday, October 14, Saturday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 23.

The first session will play The Pilot, The One With The Black Out, The One With The Birth and The One Where Ross Finds Out.

The second session will host 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 final session will screen 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.

Each screening will also include special cast introductions and "bonus footage", Vox added.

The locations hosting the anniversary sessions are Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and Kempinski Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, and Yas Mall and The Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Prices are the same as normal movie tickets depending on the experience you choose, with seats from Dh36.75.

Tickets are available to pre-book now on Vox's website.

The screenings aren't the only celebration for the Friends anniversary held here in Dubai.

The famous Central Perk Cafe set is currently on display on a float at The Dubai Fountain with a backdrop of the Burj Khalifa until Wednesday, October 16. The showcase includes the signature orange couch, rug, coffee table and other accessories as seen on the show, which fans can pose in front of.

Updated: October 8, 2019 03:03 PM

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