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“Sleepless in Seattle” Celebrates 25th Anniversary by Returning to Theaters

25 years ago, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan starred alongside each other in the romantic comedy of Nora Ephron’s “Sleepless in Seattle.” Since first debuting in theaters, it has become a staple of the genre and firmly placed itself within pop culture. Now the Hanks/Ryan film can be experienced again or for the first time by theater-going audiences this December.

Sony has teamed up with Fathom events to host anniversary screenings of the classic film for two nights. You’ll be able to catch the film at your local theaters December 2 at 1pm and 4pm local time and December 5 at 4pm and 7pm local time. The screenings will also come with an introduction presented by Meg Ryan and producer Gary Foster. Tickets will be up for purchase on the Fathom website.

If you need a quick refresher on this romantic classic, take a gander at the anniversary trailer and plot synopsis below:

After his wife Maggie passes away, a devastated Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) and his 8-year-old son Jonah relocate from Chicago to Seattle to escape the grief associated with Maggie’s death. Eighteen months later Sam is still grieving and can’t sleep. Although Jonah misses his mother, he wants his father to find a new wife. On Christmas Eve, Sam (on Jonah’s initiative) ends up pouring his heart out on a national radio talk show about his magical and perfect marriage to Maggie, and how much he still misses her. Among the many women who hear Sam’s story and fall in love with him solely because of it is Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), a Baltimore-based newspaper writer. Annie’s relationship with her straight-laced fiancé Walter pales to her infatuation with Sam’s story and by association Sam himself despite being already engaged. A pure and romantic classic, can “Sleepless in Seattle’ find true love again?