2:42pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Goonies' Homeowner Covers Property, Posts Signs Asking Fans to Leave
Goonies never say die, but the same can't be said for one homeowner in Astoria, Oregon, who's sick of fans of the cult 1980s movie showing up at her gate to dance their hearts out.
The owner of the building, which was used as a location in the 1985 movie, has reportedly covered up her property in blue tarpaulin and placed a sign in front telling visitors to leave the premises in response to the mess left behind by Goonies fans.
A report on local news station KGW estimated 1,500 visitors trekked out to the house daily to see where Chunk (Jeff Cohen) performed the Truffle Shuffle three decades earlier, with some leaving behind cigarette butts and other trash for residents to clean up. Now, it seems, the owner of the property has had enough.
"Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love," a note left outside the now-hidden property reads. "Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000's of people to come and stand in front and view it. This driveway (maintained by homeowners) sees 1000+ people everyday. Most are kind, fun and welcome. But many are not."
The city has often promoted its connection to The Goonies as a reason to visit, including a special "Goonies Day" this June to celebrate the movie's 30th anniversary.