Goonies, The: Movie Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary in Historic Astoria, Oregon

June 1, 2010–"The Goonies” Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary in Historic Astoria, Oregon
Fans Gather from Around the World to Commemorate Cult Classic Movie on Location, June 4-7

Eager to revisit secret caves, treacherous traps and hidden treasure, fans will gather in historic Astoria, Ore., to celebrate the anniversary of the cult classic film “The Goonies” June 4-7, 2010. Over the four-day event, Goonies lovers can retrace the steps of characters in the film by touring filming locations including the famous “Goonies House,” bowl at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley” and more, plus have the chance to mingle with original cast members including Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Joe Pantoliano and Curt Hanson. 

As part of the 25th anniversary festivities, the new Oregon Film Museum will open its doors for the first time. Converted from the old Clatsop County Jail featured in “The Goonies,” the museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the art and legacy of Oregon films and film-making.  One of the many highlights is a special exhibit in the actual jail cell from, “The Goonies,” as well as stories, mementos and props from famous movies made in Astoria and across Oregon, such as “Kindergarten Cop,” “Animal House,” “Twilight” and more.

Another of the weekend’s top highlights will include a special announcement from Warner Home Video, delivered by “The Goonies” cast members.

The events will be attended by:

 
Original cast members and other celebrities will be on-hand to mark the occasion, including:
* Corey Feldman, who played “Mouth,” plus his band Truth Movement
* Jeff Cohen, the hilarious and beloved “Chunk”
* Joe Pantoliano, who appeared as the villainous “Francis Fratelli”
* Curt Hanson, who portrayed “Mr. Perkins,” the richest man in Astoria
* The alternative band The Ataris, whose album “So Long, Astoria” was inspired by a trip to visit Goonies sites

Weekend events include:

* Bus tours of filming sites, including an interior tour of the Goonies House
* Red carpet event and showing of “The Goonies” and a new documentary about the film at the Liberty Theater on Friday, plus additional movie showings throughout the weekend at other local theaters
* Stars from the movie signing autographs, along with local residents sharing memories from being on set
* An ‘80s night out on Friday in downtown Astoria with costume contests, music, bowling at “Chunk’s Bowling Alley” and more
* A “Goonies” themed concert on Saturday at Warren Field featuring Corey Feldman’s band, Truth Movement, the alternative band The Ataris, bluegrass band The Whiskey Rebellion and the pop-punk band Troy’s Bucket
* Hand-crafted “Goonies” beers created by local breweries
* A “Truffle Shuffle” 5k Run/Walk on Monday
* The new Oregon Film Museum grand opening and “Goonies” exhibit
* An Ecola Park picnic with fans and cast members in nearby Cannon Beach

The Goonies” was filmed at a variety of locations across the historic maritime community of Astoria, Ore. The former canning capital of the world, Astoria is located on Oregon’s North Coast, where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, 90 miles northwest of Portland. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2011. Still home to a working waterfront, Astoria boasts a vibrant cultural scene including art galleries, museums, restaurants, shops and Victorian homes.