Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Tour of Tours: Hollywood on the Hill

Posted on March 22nd, 2021

Mike Canning, a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association, has reviewed movies for the Hill Rag newspaper in DC for over 25 years, writing often on the depiction of Washington in American feature films. His reviewing led to a commission by the Friends of Southeast Library (F.O.S.E.L.) for a book focusing on DC movies, “Hollywood on the Potomac,” published several years ago. In this hour-long walking tour, Mike will lead a group of local cinephiles to a number of sites along East Capitol Street, where he will point out prominent location sites and offer both historical lore and cinematic anecdotes. An easy stroll, approximately a half-mile, lasting about  an hour plus time for Q&A.

Autographed copies of “Hollywood on the Potomac” will be available for sale, $10 (cash/check). Recap of Mike’s presentation at a Preservation Café.

SOLD OUT Tour Times:
Saturday, May 8 at 2pm and 5pm
Sunday, May 9 at 10am and 1pm


IN THE LINE OF FIRE, Clint Eastwood, 1993, ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Oscar nominated stars Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks in the 1987 film Broadcast News