Hulu is bringing its free “Seinfeld: The Apartment” exhibit from New York to Los Angeles, “just in time for Festivus.” True to the season, it will now include a Festivus pole, as well as other items from the long-running NBC TV show. Open to the public from December 16 through December 20, 2015, the exhibit can be found at 8445 Melrose Ave.
Visitors can tour this Hulu replica of the set where an awful lot happened — on a show about nothing. After a rocky start, the Seinfeld TV series ran on NBC for nine seasons, before ending in 1998. While not cancelled, Jerry Seinfeld and crew did not want to do a tenth season. Seinfeld, which now streams on Hulu, stars Seinfeld as himself; Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes; Jason Alexander as George Costanza; and Michael Richards as Kramer.
HULU’S “SEINFELD: THE APARTMENT” FAN EXPERIENCE TO RETURN IN LOS ANGELES
It’s a Festivus Miracle! The Popular Installation will Make its Debut on the West Coast for a Limited Time
SANTA MONICA, CA – November 30, 2015 – Following a successful run in New York, Hulu will bring its “Seinfeld: The Apartment” fan experience back just in time for Festivus. The pop-up installation, featuring a replica of Jerry’s iconic Upper West Side Apartment and full gallery experience, will be reconstructed in Los Angeles with fan favorite items from its NYC run, as well as new and exciting items from the legendary series. “Seinfeld: The Apartment” will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th – 20th.
The re-opening of the “Seinfeld: The Apartment” fan experience will give fans across the Los Angeles area a chance to celebrate Festivus – the fictitious holiday featured in the series – by reliving their favorite moments from the show’s nine seasons. In addition to the real-world version of Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment and gallery experience, the latest version of the installation will feature new, interactive elements for fans, including an aluminum Festivus pole lot and even more museum items from the set of one of the most popular, award-winning and longest-running comedy series of all time.
All episodes of Seinfeld are now available to stream on Hulu’s No Commercials plan and Limited Commercials plan.
“With the huge reaction we saw in New York City, we knew we had to bring this experience back for the fans,” said Jenny Wall, SVP, Head of Marketing, at Hulu. “Bringing all episodes of Seinfeld to Hulu has not only given fans a chance to relive the series in a new way, but it has brought in a whole new audience. This real life experience celebrates the show’s huge fan following.”
“Seinfeld: The Apartment” fan experience first made its debut in New York City this past summer to mark the streaming premiere of all episodes of the series on Hulu. From opening day to closing, thousands of fans continuously lined up for a chance to sit in the living room of Jerry’s apartment and peruse props, scripts and rare memorabilia from the beloved series.
The Los Angeles installation of “Seinfeld: The Apartment” will be free and open to the public.
Hulu Presents Seinfeld: The Apartment Festivus Fan Experience
Where: 8445 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
*Street parking available
When: December 16 – 20, 2015
Hours: 10AM – 7PM
Hulu acquired the exclusive SVOD rights to Seinfeld in a deal with Sony Pictures Television announced earlier this year. The “Seinfeld: The Apartment” installation is built in collaboration with Magnetic Collaborative.
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An Emmy and Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy Series, Seinfeld is one of the most popular, most award-winning and longest-running comedy series of all time. Jerry Seinfeld stars as a stand-up comedian whose life in New York City is made even more chaotic by his quirky group of friends who join him in wrestling with life’s most perplexing, yet often trivial questions. Often described as “a show about nothing,” Seinfeld mines the humor in life’s mundane situations like waiting in line, searching for a lost item, or the trials and tribulations of dating. Co-starring are Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Jerry’s ex-girlfriend and current platonic pal, Elaine Benes; Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Jerry’s neurotic hard-luck best friend; and Michael Richards as Jerry’s eccentric neighbor, Kramer.
On a more solemn note, read about the Seinfeld cast’s touching gesture to a dying fan.
What do you think? Would you like visit the exhibit of the Seinfeld apartment? Do you think the sitcom ended at the right time, or could it have gone to ten or more seasons? What did you think of the Seinfeld TV series finale?