Empire State Building Lights Up for 25th Anniversary of ‘Sleepless in Seattle’

Manhattan’s Empire State Building, where Meg Ryan’s and Tom Hanks’ characters fall in love in Sleepless in Seattle, lit up the night of June 26 for the 25th anniversary of the romance’s original release.

The lighting scheme, a red heart against white lights, was designed to match the one immortalized in the film.

Also honoring the anniversary, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has released the film on DVD, digital and a new Blu-ray featuring four never-before-seen deleted scenes and additional archival special features with the cast and filmmakers.

Written and directed by the late Nora Ephron, the film, which earned more than $220 million at the box office, follows a recently widowed man whose son calls a radio talk show on Christmas Eve in an attempt to find his father a new wife.  Nominated for two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes, Sleepless in Seattle also stars Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson, Rob Reiner and Bill Pullman.

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