Georgetown has been a popular setting for many movies, from the iconic stairs in The Exorcist to the bar featured in St. Elmo’s Fire.
Follow our guide for a look into Hollywood on the Potomac, with 11 locations where movies were filmed in Georgetown.
The Exorcist Stairs, 3600 Prospect Street NW
Most famous for the iconic scene at the end of The Exorcist, these 75 steps were designated a Historic Landmark in 2019 and include a commemorative plaque.
The Exorcist House, 3600 Prospect Street NW
This house was used for exterior scenes in The Exorcist. The filming crew added an entire fake wing on the eastern side of the house, so that Regan’s bedroom window could be closer to the infamous steps. Interior scenes were shot in New York City.
The Tombs, 1226 36th Street NW
St. Elmo’s Fire modeled its pub from this favorite Georgetown hangout. It was also filmed for The Exorcist.
3343 P Street NW
This house was used as the residence of Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Benning) in The American President.
3410 P Street NW
Spot this house in the movie Chances Are, starring Robert Downey, Jr.
1442 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Home to L’Enfant Gallery, this building was featured as Dave’s temp employment agency in Dave, starring Kevin Kline.
Martin’s Tavern, 1264 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Known for having served every U.S. president since Harry Truman, this restaurant was used in The Exorcist III.
The Shops at Georgetown Park, 3222 M Street NW
Scenes from True Lies–including Arnold Schwarzenegger jumping out of a window onto the Georgetown Park Plaza (above)–and No Way Out with Kevin Costner, were filmed in this former mall.
29th & O Streets NW
Find the home of Will Smith’s character, lawyer Robert Dean, from the movie Enemy of the State.
1503 35th St NW
A Supreme Court justice is assassinated in this house in Pelican Brief, starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.
1351 Wisconsin Ave NW
Wonder Woman 1984 was shot throughout Georgetown in 2018 – including along Wisconsin Avenue at the old Georgetown Theater, at a reprised Commander Salamander store, and on the C&O Canal. The movie will be released December 25, 2020. Visit our Wonder Woman page for our social media contest and store specials, running Dec. 21 – Jan. 3.