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The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration - Activities Overview
While The Goonies 30th Anniversary Celebration has come and gone, we are leaving this overview of activities and corresponding pages active as reference to those that came or were unable to attend that would like to know what went on. Some photos have been updated to 2015 event images.
Schedule of Activities
Scroll down for descriptive info for each activity
Scroll down for descriptive info for each activity
Thank you Celebration Sponsors!
Growing Up Goonie
Jeff Cohen will share stories and memories from the set of The Goonies and talk about what he's done since and is up to now.
You know Jeff from playing the role of 'Chunk' in the film The Goonies.
After puberty transformed him from a Chunk into a Hunk, he could no longer find work as a funny fat kid and had to find a new profession.
When not searching for Pirate Treasure, Jeff is an entertainment lawyer and co-founder of Beverly Hills based Cohen Gardner LLP which focuses on transactional representation for clients in the entertainment, media and technology verticals.
Read Jeff's full biography on our special guests page.
This performance does not include autographs. Jeff will be available to sign autographs as a separate activity on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Fee TBA
Just announced on May 21!
Presentations will take place at
The Liberty Theater, 1203 Commercial St., Astoria
on Saturday and Sunday, June 6-7, at 10:30 AM
Every attendee requires a ticket, children included.
Behind the Scenes of The Goonies
Hear tales from the people who were there on the set.
Randell Widner, stuntman who doubled for Sloth in The Goonies.
After a 30 year career in the entertainment industry as an Actor, Stuntman, Stunt Coordinator, 2nd Unit Director, Director, Script Doctor, and Script Writer, Randell and his wife are now retired to their Horse Rescue Ranch in the foothills of the California Central Valley.
Mark Marshall was on the set of The Goonies with the extraordinary job of wrangling the kids. Mark is currently wrapping production his documentary, Remember the Sultana.
Mick Alderman An aspiring film director, author and native Astorian, Mick Alderman was invited by director Richard Donner to observe the filming, and wound up spending nearly every day on the set.
Paul Gillum Paul was on staff at the City of Astoria during the filming and has many stories to share.
Learn more about all of our special guests on this dedicated page.
Presentations will be held at the Astoria Event Center,
255 Ninth Street Astoria
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5-7.
Every attendee requires a ticket, children included.
Behind the Scenes: Ecola State Park
Patrick Lines, retired Oregon State Park Ranger, was on the set during the filming of The Goonies at Ecola State Park in the fall of 1984. He’ll share stories about his time working with the crew on the shoot including how the folks from Hollywood underestimated our Oregon Coast weather.
Patrick will be at Ecola State Park to share his stories and not a part of the panel presentations in Astoria.
Meet Mr. Lines at Ecola State Park during the following times. His site-visits will be informal, fans are encouraged to drop by and meet him during the following times:
Thursday, June 4: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday, June 5: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 6: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 7: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Ecola State Park is located at 84318 Ecola Park Road, on the north end of Cannon Beach. The Oregon State Park Day Use Fee will be applicable for attendees.
Farewell to Warren Field
The football field seen in the opening of The Goonies with "Andy" and the cheerleaders is going to be demolished in the near future, so let's say farewell in style. This is the largest venue for our Goonies activities and we are excited to have several thousand of you in one place at the same time!
Performances include: The Whiskey Rebellion, bluegrass music with a dedication to the Goonies through their "Ballad of Chester
Copperpot," Portland's XRAY.FM DJs spinning a themed set, a performance by the Booby Traps dedicated to Cyndi Lauper and the Goon Squad all ending in a showing of The Goonies at sundown.
Click here to read more about this fun, family-friendly event.
The Warren Field Farewell event will take place
Saturday evening, June 6, 2015.
Shot in Astoria Bus Tour
Hop on a school bus with 30 fans for a narrated tour through Astoria that will pass film locations from The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop and more.
Tour will last about 2 hours. It will stop for photos in front of “Mouth’s House” and provide entry to Lower Columbia Bowl aka “Chunk’s Alley” and the home used as location for “Mikey’s House.” Great activity for photo ops and to learn more about Astoria's ties with Hollywood.
Please note that the tour includes about half mile of walking, including a gravel hill and stairs to get into the house. This is the only way to access the interior of the home of the Walsh family seen in The Goonies. The house has been remodeled since filming and looks much different than it did in the film. This is a private residence and not a museum. Tours will be asked to remove their shoes before entering the home. Please note, the resident family has dogs.
Children under 5 years of age that sit in an adult's lap on the bus tours may attend without a ticket. Note that the Goonies House gets very crowded with 30 people inside so keep kids close or in your arms during this part of the tour.
Bus tours will be offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
9am; 9:30am; 10am; 10:30am; 11am; 11:30am; 12:30pm; 1pm; 1:30pm; 2pm; 2:30pm; 3pm
Shot in Astoria bus tours will be offered
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5-7, 2015.
Ticket: $35 each and reserved by time slot
This is the only way to access/tour the Goonies House.
Truffle Shuffle 5K Run / Walk
This 5k is a casual run/jog/walk for anyone who wants to work off all those Baby Ruth bars and extra scoops of Rocky Road. Participants will receive official race numbers for access to the course. Astoria Brewing Company is sponsoring a limited number of finisher's awards. Bring your camera for great photo opportunities on the beach.
Guaranteed to be a fun way to start off "Goonies Day!"
The Truffle Shuffle 5k will take place on the beach in Cannon Beach, including the Gower Street beach access that was seen in the opening of the film and pass by Haystack Rock.
The Truffle Shuffle 5k will take place on Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Ticket: $20 registration fee
Optional: T-shirt is extra
VirtuaLUG diorama of The Goonies on display
VirtuaLUG, a group of adult LEGO builders from around the globe, recreated iconic scenes from the 80's classic The Goonies for their entry at Seattle's BrickCon in October 2014. Many of the members grew up watching the movie, and with the 30th anniversary in 2015, they thought it would be a perfect time to pay homage to such a great movie. Each section of the build was designed and built by a member of VirtuaLUG following a basic build standard. All of the details and design come directly from the mind of the builder and inspiration from the movie - there were no instructions for these builds. You will notice unique styles in each of the cavern sections that reflect each builder's personal style, the same is true with the buildings in the town portion. Attention to detail is a trademark of the members of VirtuaLUG and each of the builders researched their section to ensure that they were as accurate as possible. Eleven members of VirtuaLUG contributed to the creation: Betsy Sandberg, Stacy Sterling, Lee Jones, Dave Sterling, Heath Flor, Dennis Price, Tyler Halliwell, Matt Rowntree, Misti King, Hans Dendauw, and Joel Agcon.
On display June 4 through June 8, 2015 at "The Goon Docks" event headquarters at the Astoria Armory.
Tall Ships to be in Astoria during Celebration
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority announced Lady Washington’s schedule for the first half of 2015. The vessel will visit 15 ports in California, Oregon, and Washington before returning to their home port of Seaport Landing in Aberdeen, Wash. At each stop, Lady Washington will offer public tours, public sailing excursions, and hands-on living history educational programs for K-12 students.
We are thrilled to have this tall ship in Astoria from June 2-15, just in time for the Goonies 30th Celebration. Tickets to sail on the ship will be available directly through the Historical Seaport.
Built in 1989, the wooden-hulled Lady Washington is the official ship of Washington state. The vessel has appeared in several film and TV productions, such as recent episodes of “Once Upon A Time” and “Revolution.”
Sail with Sloth was a special, one-time-only sailing with special guests on board: Randell Widner and Curt Hanson.
Lady Washington will be in Astoria From June 2 through June 15, 2015.
The Lady Washington will most likely be docked
at the East End Mooring Basin.
Multiple sailings and dockside tours are available direct through the Historical Seaport Authority.
Join us on a Treasure Hunt!
We partnered with Geocaching to provide the ultimate treasure hunt experience for all attendees seeking THE RICH STUFF. Stop by the Geocaching booth at The Goondocks as part of your trek to take the Goonies Oath. Join the adventure at: http://www.goonies.guide/
Many treasure hunt locations had interactive stations designed and produced by Geocaching to enhance the experience. Treasure Hunt locations included:
Jail Break - Oregon Film Museum
Slick Shoes - Gimre's Shoe Store
Mr. Walsh - Flavel House Museum
Truffle Shuffle - ABECO / Columbia Chocolates
Pirate Ship - Columbia River Maritime Museum
Police Chase - Lower Columbia Bowl
Convenience Store - Astoria Coffee Company
Crab Pot - East End Mooring Basin (sponsor: Skipanon Brand Seafoods)
The Attic - Viewpoint of "Goonies House" from Columbia Field
Fifty Dollar Bill - Lucy's Books
Treasure - Vintage Hardware
I Smell Bubble Gum - The Arc Arcade
Hey You Guys - Pier 39/Hanthorn Cannery Museum
Stolen Bike - Frite & Scoop
Baby Ruth - Video Horizons
Jewels - Holly McHone Jewelers
I Smell Ice Cream - Baked Alaska Dining Room, Pizzeria & Bar
Ye Intruders Beware - Purple Cow Toys
Missing Octopus - Coldwater Surf & Skate
The treasure hunt activity can be done at your own pace from Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Watch The Goonies on the Big Screen
Relive The Goonies on the big screen with hundreds of other fans. There will be special quote-a-long showings and other fun interactive experiences.
Outdoor showing as a part of the Farewell to Warren Field activity on Saturday night. Details and ticket link here.
Columbian Theater, Astoria - cash only, no advance tickets
Friday late night, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 3:00 PM
Learn more about the venue.
Coaster Theater, Cannon Beach - Sunday matinee at 1:30 PM
Get tickets now online. $4 admission per person
Organized by the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce
The Goonies will be shown a number of times in various venues from
June 4 through June 7, 2015.
A brand new addition to the Goonies Celebration, we are bringing several vendors to you for all your Goonies and 80s memorabilia needs. This trade show will be located at The Goon Docks alongside the event headquarters. This activity has a designated page here at thegoondocks.org which will list exhibitors once they have been accepted and provide more details on this activity.
80's Con will be open to the public Friday to Sunday, June 4-7, 2015.
FREE to attend
Oregon Film Museum
The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum invites visitors to explore the films and production behind making movies in Oregon. Wander through this building that was an actual working jail (from 1914 - 1976) and the scene of the famous opening jail break from the Goonies. Use your set pass to film your own unique Oregon Film.
The Oregon Film Museum is open daily year-round.
Tickets may be purchased directly at the museum.
'80s Night Out
Hop in our time machine and join us for a night on the town 1980's style. Several venues will provide the atmosphere, you bring the fun!
Expect 1980's cover band, dance party, costume contests and more.
Visit our 80's Night Out page with a list of venues that are taking the leap back to 1985 with us.
'80s Night Out will take place on Friday, June 5, 2015.
Check out each host venue for fees.
Clammy 99.7 FM goes GOONY
Astoria-based radio station will rebrand to Goony 99-7 for the Anniversary to be your soundtrack for the weekend. Tune to 99.7 FM while in the area or listen live to be a part of the action from afar at clammy997.com. The station will focus on the biggest hits of 1985 from 12:01 AM Friday June 5th through 4:00 PM on Sunday June 7th. Goony 99-7 will be the on-air brochure offering updates around the clock of Goonies events and activities.
Activities and schedules are subject to change. This page was updated 7.14.2015