At first glance, Georgetown wouldn’t seem to have much in common with Park City, Utah, but the similarities are greater than you might imagine: the absence of decent Chinese food, the prevalence on the streets of sport-utility jerks, and the rapid co-optation of formerly indigenous enterprises by conglomerate chains. (The closing of the Biograph in favor of one more CVS makes Georgetown a particularly ironic locale for Starbucks-sponsored “Sundance Film Festival Viewing Parties,” which ostensibly salute America’s most prestigious independent film fest.) And while the real thrill of attending the festival in person is the possibility that you’ll share a shuttle bus with Matthew Modine or Ethan Hawke en route to the latest Lily Taylor vehicle, at least watching “live festival coverage and screenings of past festival films” in the near-sea-level confines of the Georgetown and Dupont Circle outposts of the coffee-house category-killer will spare you the gasping for oxygen experienced Sundancers know is the festival’s real signature. At 8:15 nightly to January 26 at Starbucks Coffee, 1810 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 298-6822.; Starbucks Coffee, 1301 Connecticut Ave. NW. FREE. (202) 785-4728. (JL)