13 August 2014

The One Where They Watch Friends

Every since it first opened, I've wanted a good excuse to nosy around the Everyman Cinema in Leeds. I'm a frequent cinema-goer and was curious as to what made this place to special - I'd heard rumours of cosy sofa seating, on-hand bar access and ticket prices that seem to fly in the face of the 'everyman' ethos suggested by the name (or is that just the tight Yorkshire lass in me?), and was eager to see if the place was worth the fuss. 

But oh happy days, I was recently given the chance to snoop around thanks to the lovely bunch at Simplyhealth, who's invited a bunch of local bloggers and their buddies along for an evening of fun and Friends (the TV show, not just the people we brought along)!

After being sorted out with a drink at the screen-adjacent bar, I got my first peek of where we would be spending the next couple of hours.... I can't really deny that it was pretty lovely! The mini-screen (we were in 5 1/2) looked snug and cosy and just the place for a relaxed Friends night! 

everyman cinema screens leeds

I took my lovely sister-in-law Tasha as my guest, as she is the biggest friends fan I know (and poor old KC from The Totality didn't have a +1 so we let him jump in on our picture, aren't we Friendly?!), and we soon settled down in our cosy couch to watch the first four ever episodes of the show! 

It was soooo strange to see how young the characters all looked when the show started 20 (?!?!) years ago! Interesting looking back on how it all started, knowing where it was going to end up - as well as funny of course! As we watched I think we all found so many Friends memories flooding back, remembering lines and episodes not thought about in years - it was such a huge show when it was first on, everyone I know watched it! 

We were also treated to popcorn and sweets - well it wouldn't be a cinema event without them! - and these fab Central Perk Mugs between pairs. I let Tasha keep it (since I'm such a good Friend!) but only on the proviso that anytime I go round her house I get it filled with tea/coffee! 

So why, you might be wondering, did Simplyhealth invite us along to such an event? These guys are aaaalllll about the importance of smiles! Their current #shhealthysmile campaign focuses on the ways smiles and laughter are good for your general health and wellbeing and since they like looking after people they thought the best way to do so would be treating us to a night of smiles - what a good bunch! 


  1. This sounds amazing! I wish we had something like this near us!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  2. This honestly sounds like the best cinema and best event ever! xx

  3. That seating is seriously cozy! I'd be tempted to just go there and nap though. :P

  4. this sounds great! the seats look so cozy.


  5. Man that looks like a cosy cinema! :D

  6. I am glad you had a great time! Happy weekend! XOXO


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