Goonies Never Say Die
The Goonies is a favorite movie from the 80s and many of its scenes were filmed in and around Astoria. We see many fans of the film visiting our community each week, some making the journey just to see the “goondocks” themselves and others adding it on to a trip to the Northwest or Astoria.
Goonies Film Locations
Visit http://www.thegoonies.org/goonies/locationsandmaps for screen shots from the film and images of what the sites look like now.
You can also download the audio tour, The Reel Astoria, to learn more about Goonies and other film locations in this area. http://www.oldoregon.com/visitor-info/entry/audio-tours-of-astoria-warrenton/ Or we would be glad to assist you with maps and directions when you stop by the Visitor Center at 111 West Marine Drive, Astoria.
NEW!!Visit our Online Store to purchase Goonies gear only available through the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce.
Thanks to everyone that helped make our 20th and 25th Anniversary Celebrations successful! The Mayor of Astoria declared June 7 to be “Official Goonies Day” in Astoria to commemorate the release of the film each year. Stay tuned to hear about how we Astorians plan to mark this day in 2011 and beyond.
The Goonies Community
To share your love of the film or stories from a planned or recent trip to Astoria with other goonies fans, be sure to visit www.thegoonies.org and thegoonies.com.
Follow the Chamber’s goonies news via Chester Copperpot on Twitter.
Bring the Goonies Jeep Home to Astoria
At the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Goonies in Astoria in June 2010, film fan Damon Crowe brought with him his replica of the Jeep Cherokee driven by the Fratellis in the film. The Jeep was spotted all over town and was included in the opening ceremony, reenacting the jail break scene. Crowe was able to get several cast members to sign the Jeep and put thoughtful detail into recreating the Jeep, down to the bullet holes and license plate. When he realized he would need to find a new home for Jeep, he turned first to the community of Astoria to find it a home where other Goonies fans could enjoy it. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber and the Clatsop County Historical Society are working together to purchase the Jeep, and have it moved from Southern California to Astoria. If you would like to be a part of this project, your donations are greatly appreciated. The funds raised will go toward the initial cost of the Jeep and the move (about $3500) and a fund will be set up with the Historical Society to keep the Jeep maintained and securely housed. The Jeep will be on display in front of the Oregon Film Museum (housed in the “Goonies Jail”) on nice weather days and possibly driven in parades around the region. We are working out a plan to make the Jeep accessible to fans, but to also keep it out of the weather and temptation for vandalism.
Goonies 25th Edition on BluRay & DVD
Warner Bros. announced the plans for the 25th edition of the film on BluRay and DVD in Astoria on June 4, 2010. Well, the day has come and the 25th edition of the movie is now available. Here is a video from the release party at Warner Bros. studios.