It’s been 35 years since The Goonies audiences first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola State Park. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will offer public screenings of the movie in five cities around the state—from Salem Cinema to BendFilm, Baker City, La Grande and Coos Bay. The film will be shown in Bend on Monday, April 20th at Mcmenamins Theater at 6pm.
Possibly the most renown of all #OregonMade films, “The Goonies” remains a seminal experience for generations of filmgoers and self-described Goonies who never say die. Each year thousands of people gather in Astoria to celebrate the filming and setting of the movie through combined efforts spearheaded by the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Clatsop County Historical Society and the Oregon Film Museum (who’s building is the actual set for the opening jail-break scene of the film) with support from dozens of community members.
This partnership will support The Goondocks and Goonies Day in Astoria June 4-7, 2020 along with #OregonMade Films and the Oregon Film Trail. Prior to each screening audiences will enjoy Travel Oregon’s “Take Care Out There” video; Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will also have the opportunity to speak to audiences prior to each screening about the partnership.