St. Elmo’s Georgetown

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A couple weeks ago, GM searched through the classic 80s flick, St. Elmo’s Fire, to capture the shot of the old Georgetown theater neon sign still aglow. For no particular reason, GM’s decided to capture some more Georgetown scenes from that movie.

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Towards the beginning of the film, there are some night shots of Georgetown in the 80s. Now these were obviously staged, but it’s probably not so far from how the neighborhood felt in an era when it was the only show in town.

Above you can see the west side of the 1200 block of Wisconsin. On the left is Third Edition. Next to it is the defunct W. Bell & Co. And at the center is the Key Theater. (To the right of the Key Theater was a Roy Rogers in the early 90s, but it doesn’t look like they moved in yet).

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Here’s the view across the street, which GM has explored in the past. He’s not sure, but GM believes the Georgetown location of the famous Mr. Henry’s bar can be seen here.

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Later, there’s a scene along O St., where a antiques shop sits next to a cafe (that block has probably never seen as much foot traffic as that scene depicts).

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Later in that scene Demi Moore and Mare Winningham get into their car and you can see that Hyde’s elegant iron fence wasn’t built yet.

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Here we see the 3000 block of O St. Like with all old shots of Georgetown, one thing you’ll notice is how many more old mature trees used to be around. This block now has a healthy number of trees but they’re much smaller:

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The canal looks about the same (by Sea Catch):

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And good old Morgan’s was of course around:

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6 responses to “St. Elmo’s Georgetown

  1. maddiegrant


  2. As if I needed a reason to watch this again!

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