The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce has put the kibosh on the 35th anniversary celebration of “The Goonies” because of concerns over the Coronavirus pandemic.
The celebration of the iconic 1985 film was scheduled to sail from June 4 to June 7. The chamber organizes larger celebrations for movie fans every half decade, with over 12,000 people making the pilgrimage to Astoria, Oregon for the 30th anniversary in 2015.
The A-W Chamber is considering rescheduling "The Goonies" celebration for fall 2020.
There is, however, a virtual celebration in the works. The online revival will include online presentations, fan contests, a shopping portal and other activities. Goonies fanatics can get celebration updates and provide suggestions through the event website, thegoondocks.org.
The chamber is also creating another fun online destination called One-Eyed Willy’s Treasure Hunt, an interactive feature of the 30th anniversary that had attendees solving codes at different filming locations, for people to do any time.
See you in the caves and remember, always check your marble sack for precious jewels.
I hope you'll find solace in my most favorite live performance of Corey Feldman's band ever: