Celebrate 'The Goonies' Turning 30 with Awesome Astoria Showcase
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Goonies never say die, they just mature gracefully.
The movie that taught a generation the power of the Baby Ruth and the importance of living near a piggy bank in the form of a pirate ship is turning 30.
Starring the likes of Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman, the cinematic classic was released in theaters back on June 7, 1985, which means we now feel old and need a Teddy Ruxpin to hug.
In honor of a classic we take a brief look at the location where it was filmed, namely Astoria, Oregon.
Those in the area will get the chance to honor the movie in a very special way, but we will get to that shortly. First, we need to properly introduce the movie:
If that didn’t take care of your 1980s nostalgia, perhaps the greatest music video ever created will:
Now IMDB states the movie was shot in places like Bodega Bay, California, as well as various stages at Warner Brothers Burbank Studios.
Herve Attia also has a splendid video that recaps the area:
“The Goonies” house as well as the Ecola State Park where the Lighthouse Lounge was staged is in the area as well.
As Movie Locations states, the homes are private property so be respectful. Don’t go dropping a Truffle Shuffle in the front yard:
Now you can celebrate the movie at the Oregon Film Museum, which has a “Goonies” exhibit in the form of a gallery.
However, as this year marks the 30th anniversary, those in Astoria saw fit to throw one awesome shindig.
Oregon Live reports the area will see a tremendous surge in nostalgia from June 4-7. For more information head over to The Goondocks, which states that film tours, geocaching adventures and “Truffle Shuffle” stouts will be available.
It sounds precisely like the kind of traveling endeavor we kids at heart need. Just be sure to carry with you a Baby Ruth, because you never know when the snack will get you out of a jam.
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