In conjunction with the city’s bicentennial, s a part of the Goonies 25th-anniversary celebration, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, located along Oregon’s north coast. This date is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. This year also marks the city’s bicentennial.
Several merchants will greet film fans with special Goonies-themed menu items, activities or discounts. For example, one store is providing cupcakes adorned with Goonies-type art, and another will provide a discount to fans who quote a line from the film. Also, a local nightlife hotspot is hosting an ‘80s/Goonies-themed party on the Saturday night following.
A full list of participating businesses will be posted on-line (www.oldoregon. com/events), or available at the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce prior to the events.
Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jailbreak, the Oregon Film Museum, invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon.
The Oregon Film Museum is expanding its exhibits, including the recent acquisition of a replica of the Goonies “Fratelli Jeep,” which the museum will celebrate with the fans on June 7 with a ribbon-cutting.