Georgetown in Cinema

To compensate for the fact that no clips of Georgetown made it into the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 (despite lots of filming here) GM thought he’d take the opportunity to run through some of the other notable movies filmed in Georgetown.

The Exorcist – 1973

Arguably the most famous movie filmed in (and about) Georgetown, The Exorcist still brings tourists to those iconic steps. The movie itself is a treasure trove of scenes of Georgetown in the early 70s:

Notice how much shorter the trees are here compared with today.

And of course the famous house next to the steps. The whole left side of the house in this photo was just a set built for the movie in order to have a window of the house open out right to the steps.

St. Elmo’s Fire – 1985

Close behind The Exorcist in terms of famous Georgetown movies is St. Elmo’s Fire. GM wrote about it awhile back and here are some of the outdoor scenes shot around the neighborhood:

The Man With One Red Shoe – 1985

The exact same year another film was released with a notable Georgetown locale: The Man With One Red Shoe. Despite having a red hot young Tom Hanks fresh from Splash and Bachelor Party, the film was a box office failure. GM wrote about that one even further back. Here are some notable shots:

No Way Out – 1987

This Kevin Costner movie is famous for depicting the non-existent Georgetown Metro Stop, which was actually just the southwest corner of the Georgetown Park Mall:

The movie also has a couple other scenes shot around Georgetown:

A Few Good Men – 1992

This movie shot a couple scenes on Dent Place:

The money given by the production helped establish the Dent Place Association, a community group that sadly is no more.

Georgetown also has a brief cameo in Wedding Crashers, Burn After Reading, and True Lies. Any other notable movies?

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  1. Robert Mathews

    Doesn’t Clint Eastwood live in Georgetown in “In the Line of Fire” ?

    On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 10:01 AM The Georgetown Metropolitan wrote:

    > Topher posted: ” To compensate for the fact that no clips of Georgetown > made it into the first trailer for Wonder Woman 1984 (despite lots of > filming here) GM thought he’d take the opportunity to run through some of > the other notable movies filmed in Georgetown. Th” >

  2. maddiegrant

    We got a few bucks from a film crew to film “the scene of the crime” from the Pelican Brief! Corner of 35th and P st.; the big house across the street was where the murder happened! This was in 1992 I think.

  3. kerlin4321

    Enemy of the State starring Will Smith, who “lived” at 2811 O Street, with many action scenes shot in that neighborhood.

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