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‘Sleepless in Seattle’ to Return to Theaters for 25th Anniversary Celebration

Published on November 7th, 2018 | Updated on November 7th, 2018 | By FanFest

Twenty-five years ago, a classic romance story of chance, fate, love, and just a little bit of magic first graced the silver screen in theaters. Of course, we’re talking about the classic romantic comedy, Sleepless in Seattle. The film is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year with a limited return to theaters next month!

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment are bringing the film to nearly 400 cinemas for two days only – December 2nd and 5th. The screenings will include a special introduction from producer Gary Foster and Meg Ryan to help commemorate a quarter of a century with this romantic tale in our lives.

To find a participating theater near you, visit, and you can relive this magical love story all over again.

Twenty-five years ago in Seattle, Washington, Sam Baldwin (played by Tom Hanks) caught his son Jonah (played by Ross Mallinger) calling into a late-night radio talk show asking for help with finding his dad a new wife. Little did they know, all the way on the other side of the country in Baltimore, Maryland, Annie Reed (played by Meg Ryan) was listening to the same show and falling in love instantaneously. Ultimately, fate (and a little persistence and persuasion from Jonah) would bring Sam and Annie together on Valentine’s Day at the top of the iconic Empire State Building in New York City.

Sleepless in Seattle was written and directed by the iconic Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally…, Julie & Julia), and in addition to Hanks, Ryan and Mallinger, also stars Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson, Rob Reiner, and Bill Pullman. The film earned more than $220 million during its worldwide theatrical release and was nominated for two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes.

Are you ready to relive the magic of Sleepless in Seattle? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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