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Seattle Center and Space Needle Host 30th Anniversary Screening of Sleepless in Seattle on July 1

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Celebrate 30 years of Sleepless in Seattle with a special screening of the film at the Mural Amphitheatre hosted by the Space Needle and Seattle Center. Watch the iconic 1993 film on July 1 at 9:30PM at Seattle Center. Seating is first-come, first-served and will run until approximately 11:15PM.

Guests can spread out on the Mural Amphitheatre Lawn and watch as Sam (played by Tom Hanks) and Annie (Meg Ryan) are drawn together by destiny. The romantic comedy features classic Seattle sights like Alki Beach, Pike Place Market, Lake Union, and even Gate N-7 at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Fans of the film can enjoy even more Sleepless fun at the Space Needle all weekend, including themed cocktails and mocktails, and a custom photo background to recreate the movie poster. The anniversary celebration also includes a special coast-to-coast collaboration by the Space Needle and Empire State Building to bring one lucky winner to Seattle and New York City on a six day Sleepless in Seattle-style affair. Learn more about the sweepstakes at

Seating at the Mural is first-come, first-served, so arrive early! Gather on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn, bring along a picnic, or purchase dinner from a selection of Seattle Center Armory food merchants till 8pm. Armory will remain open later for restroom access. Low back chairs, blankets and bean bags are recommended. Large bags, large coolers/ice chests, umbrellas and video and audio recorders are not allowed. Please leave pets at home. For more information on this event.

About Seattle Center

Connect to the extraordinary at Seattle Center, an active civic, arts, and family gathering place in the core of our city and region. Seattle Center’s 74-acre campus, centered around the International Fountain, is part of the Uptown Arts & Cultural District and home to Climate Pledge Arena; more than 30 cultural, educational, sports, and entertainment organizations; and a broad range of public and community programs. In everything it does, Seattle Center’s mission is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments which delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities.

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. The Space Needle’s recent $100 million renovation added more than 176 tons of glass to the structure offering unparalleled views of Seattle, and houses The Loupe – the world’s first revolving glass floor. Open year round, the Space Needle hosts more than a million visitors per year. For more information visit:



Genny Boots, Space Needle Public Relations Manager | 907-306-1890

Seattle Center Contact

Jayme Stocker | 206-507-5353