The owners of a building, which was used in 1985 cult hit "Goonies" are sick of fans trying to recreate one of the scenes from the movie on their property.
The owners of a building, which was used in 1985 cult hit “Goonies” are sick of fans trying to recreate one of the scenes from the movie on their property.
The owners have covered the property and have also put a sign telling fans they are no longer welcome as they are tired of cleaning the mess left behind by movie’s followers, said the Hollywood Reporter quoting local news station KGW.
Almost 1,500 visitors make a trip the house daily to see the spot where Chunk (Jeff Cohen) performed Truffle Shuffle dance.
“Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love. 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 flaunted its connection to the cult movie that was directed by Richard Donner and written by “Home Alone” helmer Chris Columbus.
The movie revolves around a bunch of pre-teens who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon. The group comes across an old map that may lead them to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate and save their homes from being demolished.