Cross-Country Sweepstakes, Special Movie Screenings, and Coordinated Lightings
Sleepless in Seattle is available to buy on disc and digital
SEATTLE AND NEW YORK (June 28, 2023) – The Empire State Building and Space Needle announces a special collaboration today to celebrate 30 years since the June 1993 theatrical release of the movie Sleepless in Seattle. The coast-to-coast collaboration – supported by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Alaska Airlines, Visit Seattle, New York City Tourism + Conventions, and Seattle Center – will include a simultaneous lighting of both landmarks; special screenings of the beloved film; activations at both attractions; and a sweepstakes for two lucky winners to relive some of the major cinematic moments with a weeklong trip to both Seattle and New York City.
“As Sleepless in Seattle superfans, we’ve had a front row seat to guests from around the world living out their romantic comedy dreams in the Emerald City,” said Randy Coté, Chief Marketing Officer for the Space Needle. “There’s no denying that Sleepless in Seattle has connected millions of people together, from Seattle to NYC, and everywhere in between. The Space Needle is thrilled to collaborate with the Empire State Building to help even more people make memories by celebrating the 30th anniversary this summer!”
“The Empire State Building and its reimagined Observatory have been featured in countless movie moments, and one of the most beloved for many will always be Sleepless in Seattle, which culminates at the top of the ‘World’s Most Romantic Building’ right here in the heart of Manhattan,” said Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Empire State Building Observatory. “We are delighted to honor the anniversary of such a film with our friends in Seattle and celebrate the warmth and love that fans continue to feel 30 years later as they watch the movie and then visit us to experience it for themselves.”
Celebrations around the anniversary will include the following:
Hi-res imagery of the partnership, the lighting of both buildings, and the full elements of the sweepstakes can be found here.
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About Visit Seattle
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales, and overseas tourism development. Visit visitseattle.org.
About the Empire State Building
The Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building,” owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT: NYSE), soars 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan from base to antenna. The $165 million reimagination of the Empire State Building Observatory Experience creates an all-new experience with a dedicated guest entrance, an interactive museum with nine galleries, and a redesigned 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows. The journey to the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory, the only 360-degree, open-air observatory with views of New York and beyond, orients visitors for their entire New York City experience and covers everything from the building’s iconic history to its current place in pop culture. The Empire State Building Observatory Experience welcomes millions of visitors each year and was declared “America’s Favorite Building” by the American Institute of Architects, the world’s most popular travel destination by Uber, the #1 attraction in the US for the second year in a row in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards: Best of the Best, and the #1 New York City attraction by Lonely Planet.
Since 2011, the building has been fully powered by renewable wind electricity, and its many floors house a diverse array of office tenants such as LinkedIn and Shutterstock, as well as retail options like STATE Grill and Bar, Tacombi, and Starbucks. For more information and Observatory Experience tickets visit esbnyc.com or follow the building’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, YouTube, or TikTok.
About the Space Needle
Built as the centerpiece and inspiration for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the Space Needle has since become a part of the Seattle experience and the globally recognized icon for the city. Located at Seattle Center, the landmark stands at 605 feet tall and is one of the most photographed structures in the world.
The Space Needle’s recent $100 million renovation added more than 176 tons of glass to the structure offering unparalleled views of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, and the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges. The Space Needle also houses The Loupe — the world’s first and only revolving glass floor. Open year-round, the Space Needle hosts more than a million visitors per year.
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