Richard Donner’s classic tale about a group of misfits called the Goonies who, when faced with the prospect of losing their homes to evil property developers, band together one rainy weekend in pursuit of pirates and buried treasure to save their Goondocks. It’s a film which continues to be enjoyed by audiences old and new, and nostalgists and fanatics (myself included) just can’t seem to get enough of it. Goonies never say die, after all.
So it’s no surprise then that it holds a very special place in our hearts here at HeyUGuys, as it not only captured the imaginations of our Co-Founders Dave and Jon’s minds growing up, but they were so inspired by it and their love of all things Film-related, that they decided to name the site after one the most famous quotes from the movie! And the rest, as they say, is history.
Much to the delight of Goonies fans who attended last year’s event held in The Goondocks (a.k.a Astoria, Oregon) Mayor Willis Van Dusen announced that 7th June would officially be recognised as “Goonies Day” in Astoria. The reason being, this was the date the movie was released in cinemas in the USA back in 1985. Regina Willkie, of the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, welcomes all Astoria-bound Goonies fans to participate in a number of planned Goonierific activities you will not want to miss out on, details of which can be found below. If only we could be there to join in fun and adventure!
So, it’s Goonies Day today. What are your favourite quotes from the movie? Have you ever done the Truffle Shuffle? Been on any of your own crazy Goonie adventures? Unleash your inner geek and let us know here.
From all of us at HeyUGuys, we wish you all a very happy Goonies day!
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, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jail break, the museum invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon. The Oregon Film Museum is expanding their exhibits to further tell the story of Oregon Film, including recent acquisition of a replica of the Goonies “Fratelli Jeep” and will celebrate with the fans on June 7 with a ribbon cutting at 10am.
Lunar Boy Gallery
HEY-YOU-GUYS!!! The Autumn Society & Lunar Boy Gallery join forces to bring you “THIS IS OUR TIME NOW” (A GOONIES ART SHOW), an exclusive Goonies art show in Astoria, Oregon (where the movie was filmed!).
Wet Dog Cafe & Astoria Brewing Company
The June 4th 80’s Party starts at 10pm-2am and No Cover—-21 yrs and over only!!! Costume Contest Drink Specials Prizes.
Film fans in Astoria will be greeted by several merchants offering a special goonies themed menu items, activities or discounts. A full list of participating businesses and their special way to show their appreciation to the fans will be posted online, or available at the Chamber of Commerce prior to the events: www.oldoregon.com/events