It’s hard to believe but one of the most iconic film of our youths is turning 30! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cult classic film The Goonies. The celebration is set for June 4-7, 2015.
During the four-day event, Goonies can tour iconic film locations, bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley,” attend costumed quote-a-long film screenings, sip Truffle Shuffle Stout from local Fort George Brewery, and adventure on a scavenger hunt supported by Geocaching.com. In addition, the VirtuaLUG builders group, all of whom are Adult Fans of LEGO (or AFOLs), recreated iconic scenes from The Goonies which will be on display in Astoria. In the spirit of One Eyed Willie’s treasure-filled ship in the film, the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be offering tours and sails in Astoria during the celebration. Official memorabilia, including t-shirts, hats, glassware, collectibles and more, will be available at the event.The Goonies was filmed at various locations across the Oregon Coast, including Astoria, where the film was set. Located where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, the historic maritime community of Astoria is still home to a working waterfront. The revitalized downtown boasts a vibrant cultural scene including top breweries, art galleries, museums, a restored 1920s vaudeville theater, restaurants and local boutiques. Events and activities will primarily take place in Astoria and Cannon Beach, Oregon.
The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce will sell weekend passes as well as individual tickets for specific events. Tickets are anticipated to go on sale in March 2015. The detailed event schedule and prices will be announced prior to going on sale.
The organizational team of staff from the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and Oregon Film Museum and community volunteers are working hard on the plans to make the 2015 event the best yet, and we’ll update this site when information is available.
Tickets will be available through TicketsWest.com soon.
In the meantime, check out the official site for the event at www.thegoondocks.org.
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