FRIENDS Thanksgiving Coming to Theaters

As the media landscape fractures into a cornucopia of streaming services offering libraries boasting 10,000-plus hours of film and TV content, some audiences just want to watch more Friends — in theaters. After September’s 25th anniversary screenings of 12 episodes of the NBC sitcom grossed a surprising $2.9 million from more than 1,600 theaters, the company behind the stunt is trying its luck again. Eight Thanksgiving-themed Friends episodes will debut in theaters nationwide on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, Fathom Events said Thursday. The company said that it’s still confirming its theater count, but the episodes are expected to play in about 700 locations. Warner Bros. Television Group president and chief marketing officer Lisa Gregorian said of the theatrical gambit, “These Thanksgiving-themed episodes were digitally remastered for theaters, and we hope the fans enjoy coming together to feast on these classics and celebrate with a Happy Friendsgiving.”

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