Film Anniversary

It's Been 20 Years Since 'Singles'

Cameron Crowe's ode to Gen X romance can almost legally drink its angst away.

By Seth Sommerfeld September 18, 2012

Prepare to feel old: Singles turns 20 today.

The film that helped define the early '90s Generation X malise and crystalized Seattle's grunge scene for a national audience opened in theaters on September 18, 1992. Writer-director Cameron Crowe captured a snapshot of Seattle right as it was becoming a cultural epicenter (with a cast that included Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick, and members of Pearl Jam as the fictional band Citizen Dick). In 2010, Seattle Met arts editor Steve Wiecking called Singles one of Seattle's defining films, saying, "Crowe bestowed upon us the kind of insider’s affection that Woody Allen once lavished on New York."

To celebrate the anniversary, Cameron Crowe fansite The Uncool ran a fun post today looking at how the locations where Singles was shot have changed in the past two decades. It's definitely worth checking out.

So bust out the DVD or dust off your VHS copy (and figure out where the heck you stored the VHS player) and take a nostalgic trip tonight. Your dyslexic heart will thank you.

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