It’s been nearly 35 years since Warner Bros. Pictures and Amblin‘s The Goonies (buy at Amazon) audiences first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola State Park.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will offer public screenings of the movie in five cities around the state — from Salem Cinema to BendFilm, Eugene’s Broadway Metro to Baker City, La Grande and The Egyptian Theatre in Coos Bay. This combined effort and tour is to support the Oregon Film Museum and the official Goonies Day in Astoria celebration event June 4-7, 2020.
During the four-day event, The Goonies fans can hear tales about filming from those who were there, bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley” as seen in the film, and embark on their own adventure with an interactive scavenger hunt. Official memorabilia, including t-shirts, hats, glassware, and more, will be available at the event’s headquarters, which will once again be at the Astoria Armory. Visit TheGoondocks.org for updates.
Possibly the most renowned of all Oregon-made films, The Goonies remains a seminal experience for generations of filmgoers and self-described Goonies around the world who never say die. Throughout each year thousands of people come to Astoria to celebrate the film and the iconic setting of the movie through combined efforts spearheaded by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Clatsop County Historical Society and the Oregon Film Museum (the actual set for the opening jail-break scene of the film) with support from dozens of community members.
“This celebration is dedicated to the amazing Goonies fans and the special places where it was filmed,” said Todd Davidson, Travel Oregon CEO. “We hope this June’s events will find Goonies lovers on location reliving one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s.”
“We’re so lucky as a state to have these creative partners to bring together a community to celebrate a film like this,” says Tim Williams, Executive Director of Oregon Film. “It’s always such a pleasure to remind people of the deep and exciting history this state has with film, and then gather together in places like Astoria to showcase famous Oregon locations” says Williams.
The Goonies Screening Events Dates:
Saturday, March 21 – Egyptian Theatre (Coos Bay) – Two Screenings, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., tickets available at the Box Office.
Sunday, April 5 – Salem Cinema (Salem) – 2:15 p.m.
Friday, April 10 – hq (La Grande) – 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 – Churchill School (Baker City) – 7 p.m.; FREE Screening – First Come, First Served
Monday, April 20 – Old St. Francis Theatre (Bend) – 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 23 – Broadway Metro (Eugene) – 7 p.m.