Astoria, Oregon Celebrates Anniversary of Film with Goonies Day Events June 6 to 8, 2014
Tour the house made famous in film. Treasure Hunt to many Goonies-enthusiast businesses.
Watch The Goonies on the big screen and quote along with your favorite lines.
WHAT: With recent news of a potential sequel, fans of The Goonies across the world are renewing their excitement about the beloved 1980s film. Filmed on location in Astoria, the community celebrates the theatrical release date each year in June. This year, the celebration includes showings of The Goonies, tour of the house used as a location in the film and a special gathering of fans in a record-breaking group “truffle shuffle.”
WHEN: Friday to Sunday, June 6 to 8, 2014
EVENTS: HOUSE TOUR, Saturday, June 7, 9:30am to 3:30pm
The house made famous in The Goonies as the residence of the Walsh family is an iconic location. Each year, thousands of fans make the trek to the house to stand where the kids did in the movie and snap a photo in front of it. The private home will be opened in honor of Goonies Day and fans will have the opportunity to step inside and take a tour on Saturday.
Advanced reservation required. Tickets are available for $15 online or day of while supplies last.
TRUFFLE SHUFFLE GROUP RECORD, Saturday, June 7, 5:00pm
Join with other fans of the film and help us create a record for the most people doing the Truffle Shuffle together as a group in Astoria! This event will take place at Warren Field, the Astoria High School football field, seen in the film’s opening sequence.
THE GOONIES QUOTE-A-LONG MOVIE SHOWINGS
Relive The Goonies on the big screen at the Columbian Theater and yell out your favorite lines with hundreds of other fans. Costumes are encouraged. The Goonies will also be shown for a 21+ audience at the Columbian Theater featuring the limited edition Truffle Shuffle Stout from Fort George Brewery which will be available at the theater in addition to other locations around town all weekend.
· Friday, June 6 at 10:30 pm 21+, Fort George Brewery special release showing
· Saturday, June 7 at 7:00pm All ages welcome – Quote-A-Long showing
· Sunday, June 8 at 3:00pm All ages welcome
TREASURE HUNT, Friday through Sunday, June 6-8
Join a city-wide Treasure Hunt where fans are encouraged to visit more than a dozen Goonies-enthusiast businesses and filming locations. Those that complete the hunt will be entered into a raffle drawing for prizes. Some businesses will also offer specials for Goonies weekend including a variety of 80s- and Goonies-themed activities.
MORE: As a part of The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2010, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon. This date is special to Astorians because it is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber encourages fans, both local and abroad, to celebrate the anniversary.
Next year is The Goonies 30th anniversary, and we'll be celebrating in style. The cast came out for a riotous reunion in 2010 for the 25th anniversary, and we hope to have some of them out again. Start planning now for June 2015!
The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jail break, the museum invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon. The Oregon Film Museum provides visitors the opportunity to make their own movie, with three green screen experiences, edit and have it sent to them by email. Open daily, year round. Located at 732 Duane Street in Astoria. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children.
SPONSORS: Goonies Day 2014 is a joint effort of the Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Film Museum. We appreciate wide support from the community, including event sponsors: Astoria Scuba, Best Western Lincoln Inn, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau and the Holiday Inn Express; and activity hosts.
CONTACT: 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.