In case the many previously announced outdoor movie-screening series around Washington didn’t reach enough neighborhoods, the Georgetown Business Improvement District announced Friday that it, too, will offer a cycle. The “Georgetown Sunset Cinema” will take place Tuesday evenings in Georgetown Waterfront Park for five weeks beginning July 7, with films, a press release states, either “filmed in or inspired by Georgetown.”
- July 7: St. Elmo’s Fire
- July 14: State of Play
- July 21: No Way Out
- July 28: Burn After Reading
- August 4: To be announced
The four films named so far have unique connections to the tony neighborhood: St. Elmo’s Fire—which star Rob Lowe wants everyone to know marks its 30th anniversary today—follows a group of bored and horny Georgetown University grads; State of Play begins with the shooting of a thief and a pizza delivery man in the neighborhood; No Way Out, which was filmed mostly in Baltimore, features a non-existent Georgetown Metro station; and Burn After Reading features a Georgetown resident burying a hatchet in Richard Jenkins’s face. All four titles were also contenders in our Most Washington Movie Ever bracket.
To get you refreshed, watch the music video for the second-greatest 1980s movie theme song, John Parr‘s “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion).”