PORTLAND — "The Goonies" is setting sail for showings throughout Oregon.
Audiences in 1985 first went in search of treasure with a lovable band of kids from Astoria into the caves beneath the northern Oregon coastline and Ecola State Park. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film, Oregon Film and Travel Oregon will offer public screenings of the movie Coos Bay, Salem Cinema and Bend and a couple in Eastern Oregon.
Possibly the most renowned of all films made in Oregon, "The Goonies" remains "a seminal experience for generations of filmgoers and self-described Goonies around the world who never say die," according to the news release announcing the tour. Throughout each year, thousands of people come to Astoria to celebrate the film and the iconic setting of the movie."
Locals can catch the film at the following showings:
•Friday, April 10, 7 p.m. at hq, 112 Depot St, La Grande. The showing is in partnership with the Eastern Oregon Film Festival.
• Saturday, April 11, 7 p.m. at Churchill School, 3451 Broadway St., Baker City. The free screening is first come, first served.
This combined effort and tour is to support the Oregon Film Museum and the official Goonies Day in Astoria celebration June 4-7.
Eastern Oregon, too, has its connections to Hollywood:
•Science fiction writer Damon Knight was born in 1922 in Baker City, grew up in Hood River and wrote the screenplay for the classic Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man."
•Director by F. W. Murnau in 1928 shot the silent film "City Girl" in Athena and Pendleton. The Pendleton Round-Up Association elected actress Mary Duncan as the Round-Up Queen.
•"The Lusty Men" from 1952 was shot primarily in Pendleton and stars Robert Mitchum as an aging bronc rider who meets his fate when his foot gets stuck in the stirrup after a successful ride at the Pendleton Round-Up.
The western "Pillars of the Sky" from 1956 was shot in La Grande.
•The 1969 musical "Paint Your Wagon," starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin was shot near Baker City and may be the most well known movie production in Eastern Oregon.
•Cork Hubbert was born in 1952 in Pendleton and acted in movies and TV shows, including a 1983 episode of "Magnum, P.I." and as Brown Tom in director Ridley Scott's 1985 fantasy film "Legend." He died in 2003.
•Elaine Miles was born in Pendleton and portrayed Marilyn Whirlwind on the 1990s TV series "Northern Exposure." She has continued to act in films, including in the 2019 movie "Juanita."
•The 1993 movie "Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey" shot scenes in, Joseph and Wallowa
•"Meek's Cutoff" from 2010 and "Lean on Pete" from 2018 were shot in Burns.
•"Ghost Mine," which aired on the SyFy Channel in 2013, was made near Sumpter in 2012. The show ran for two seasons.
•"Gold Rush," filmed segments in southern Baker County in 2016
•"Light of Mine," a 2011 film directed by Brett Eichenberger, includes several scenes shot in Baker City
•"Inspired to Ride," a 2015 documentary directed by Mike Dion, dealing with the inaugural Trans Am Bike Race, includes scenes from The Little Bagel Shop in Baker City.