Goonies may never say die, but the owner of a house in Astoria, Oregon, is saying goodbye to fans of the classic adventure comedy.
The Independent reports that that two-story home, remembered from the 1985 film as the site where Chunk performed the “Truffle Shuffle,” has been draped in blue tarp; a sign at the end of the driveway states “Access Closed to ‘Goonies’ House.”
It seems the homeowner could tolerate as many as 1,500 nostalgic fans a day traipsing through property, but the dog pee and discarded beer bottles and cigarettes were simply too much to take.
“I’m surprised that she waited this long,” Astoria City Councilman Russ Warr told KGW News.
A second sign, hand-written by the owner, offered a bit more detail: “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 1,000+ people every day. Most are kind, fun and welcome, but many are not.”
According to KGW, the homeowner’s decision comes about a month after Astoria held a “Goonies” 30th-anniversary celebration, which injected $2 million to $3 million in the local economy.
#Goonies never say die! And apparently neither do the steady stream of visitors to the famed Astoria house featured in the movie. After years of welcoming visitors & even giving tours, the owner has had enough & tarped up the home. Neighbors say onlookers come at all hours, leave trash & don’t clean up after their pets.
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