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Empire State Building Film Series

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Time Out says

Elevate your movie experience—literally—this fall at the Empire State Building's brand-new fall film series. All the movies on the list feature the Empire State Building in their plot. Here's the line-up:

An Affair to Remember, Sunday, Oct. 22: The Empire State Building co-stars in this 1950s film as the meeting point for a couple who fell in love while on a cruise to Europe from New York. They both agree to reunite in six months at the top of the Empire State Building, "the nearest thing to heaven we have in New York."

— James and the Giant Peach, Saturday, Nov. 11: This 1996 animated musical fantasy film features the Empire State Building as the heroine. The peach gets squelched on the utmost point of the Empire State Building as the insects and James plummet to the earth in the middle of New York City.

Elf, Sundays, Dec. 3, 10, and 17: This 2003 Christmas comedy features Buddy the Elf, who adventures to find his father whose office is located inside the Empire State Building.

Tickets cost $130/person and include themed snacks and drinks, as well as access to the building's observation decks and museum.

"This diverse line-up of movie screenings at the top of the Empire State Building allows guests to immerse themselves in the pop culture icon and brings global fan bases together," Jean-Yves Ghazi, president of the Empire State Building Observatory, said in a press release. "The Observatory provides an extraordinary venue to watch a feature film on the big screen from above the city skyline."

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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