Goonies again roll into Astoria
- Portland Tribune - Features
It's become a cult classic, and now 'The Goonies' returns to Astoria for a 25th anniversary celebration.
During the four days of activities, June 4 to 7, fans will get an inside look at film locations such as the 'Goonies House' and 'Chunk's Bowling Alley,' meet and mingle with original cast members such as Corey Feldman and Jeff Cohen, and visit the new Oregon Film Museum set to open during the weekend.
Warner Home Video will also make a special announcement during a red carpet event before a showing of 'The Goonies.'
'The Goonies' was released in 1985 with director Richard Donner and executive producer Steven Spielberg. A band of kids from the 'Goon Docks' neighborhood, hoping to save their homes from demolition, go on an adventure to find the buried treasure of 17th century pirate 'One-Eyed Willy.'
Feldman played 'Mouth' in the movie, and he'll be appearing with his band Truth Movement.
Cohen played the hilarious and beloved 'Chunk.' Joe Pantoliano (the villainous 'Francis Fratelli') and Curt Hanson (the rich 'Mr. Perkins') will also make appearances.
The alternative band The Ataris will also play; its album 'So Long, Astoria' was inspired by a trip to visit film sites.
The Oregon Film Museum will open with an exhibit for 'The Goonies,' as well as other films made in Oregon such as 'Kindergarten Cop,' 'Animal House' and 'Twilight.'
Visit www.GooniesAnniversary.com for tickets and more information.
- Jason Vondersmith