More than 25 years ago, Cameron Crowe's film Singles brought a snapshot of Seattle to the masses. Nationally it’s, as Rolling Stone called it, “the definitive grunge film,” but Seattle residents may know it as the movie that mapped Queen Anne next to West Seattle. In retrospect it might look a little hokey—it is, after all, a grunge rom-com—but it has a 72 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it must hold up on some level.
Even if it's cringe-worthy to see all that flannel, it's worth a rewatch for all of the memorable moments and locales that you'll remember (or not remember). A surprising number of them are still holding on—or at least did for a long time. Here's a handy map for your self-guided Singles location tour.
Whatever you do, though: Don’t plan a big outdoor movie event at the apartment building. Someone already tried that and was... not successful.Read More