The 35th Anniversary Celebration for THE GOONIES is almost upon us! Eager to relive one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of the 1980s, fans will flock to historic Astoria, Oregon to celebrate 35 years of this amazing film.
During the four-day event, 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. Get all the details at www.thegoondocks.org.
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 (who’s building is the actual set for the opening jail-break scene of the film) with support from dozens of community members.
In advance of Goonies Day, you can view the film on the big screen during The Goonies 35th Anniversary screening tour:
- Saturday, March 21 – Egyptian Theatre (Coos Bay)
- Sunday, April 5 – Salem Cinema (Salem)
- Friday, April 10 – hq (La Grande)
- Saturday, April 11 – Churchill School (Baker City)
- Monday, April 20 – Old St. Francis Theatre (Bend)
- Thursday, April 23 – Broadway Metro (Eugene)
For more information about the region, the event and local lodging options, visit TravelAstoria.com or call the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce at (800) 875-6807 or Join the community at facebook.com/gooniesday .
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