- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director and screenwriter of the horror classic “The Exorcist” are set to join District of Columbia officials to commemorate a famous location used in the movie.

Director William Friedkin and screenwriter William Peter Blatty will be on hand Friday to dedicate a commemorative plaque at the so-called “Exorcist Steps” near Georgetown University.

The steep staircase figured prominently in the 1973 movie and has become a tourist destination. The plaque will recognize the site for its contribution to the District’s film history.

Mayor Muriel Bowser, three D.C. Council members and Georgetown University president Jack DeGioia are scheduled to attend the ceremony. Blatty is a Georgetown graduate. He won an Oscar for the screenplay of “The Exorcist,” which he adapted from his own novel.

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