This weekend, June 7 to be exact, marks the 30th Anniversary of The Goonies' theatrical release, and fans from around the world can flock to the place where it all began, Astoria, Oregon, to celebrate this occasion. The Goondocks is holding a massive event in Astoria, one of the Oregon locations where The Goonies was actually shot, from June 4 to June 7, which includes a number of special guest appearances, tours of the actual sets and much more. Here's an excerpt from The Goondocks website that showcases just some of the events being planned.
"During the four-day event, Goonies can tour iconic film locations, bowl at "Chunk's Bowling Alley," attend costumed quote-a-long film screenings, sip Truffle Shuffle Stout from local Fort George Brewery, and adventure on a scavenger hunt supported by Geocaching.com. In addition, the VirtuaLUG builders group, all of whom are Adult Fans of LEGO (or AFOLs), recreated iconic scenes from The Goonies which will be on display in Astoria. In the spirit of One Eyed Willie's treasure-filled ship in the film, the tall ship Lady Washington will be offering tours and sails in Astoria during the celebration. Official memorabilia, including t-shirts, hats, glassware, collectibles and more, will be available at the event."
For those interested in attending The Goonies 30th Anniversary celebration, CLICK HERE for the full list of activities, and CLICK HERE to buy tickets to some of the ticketed events over the weekend. As of now, the cast members that have been confirmed to appear are Jeff Cohen (Chunk), Curt Hanson (Mr. Elgin Perkins) and stuntman Randal Widner. Fans who are travelling in for the event can also visit TravelAstoria.com for more information about the event and local lodging options.