‘Goonies’ House Closed: Owners Had It With Visits From Fans
The Goonies house has closed to sightseers, so do not even think of going there to do the “Truffle Shuffle.” The cult classic 1985 movie has caused throngs of fans to travel to Astoria, Oregon, to get a glimpse of the famous home, much to the chagrin of the owners.
Although visitors were welcomed to the Goonies house for several decades, that has now come to an end. Tourists who parked on sidewalks and other no parking zones and left beer bottles and trash around the property apparently pushed the Goonies house owners a bit too far.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 21, 2015
Interest and visits to the iconic home have reportedly increased due to the 30th anniversary of The Goonies. Astoria celebrated the event with a four-day party in June. Approximately 1,500 people waked up the driveway of the Oregon home each and every day, according to a report by KGW8 in Portland.
— IMDb (@IMDb) August 21, 2015
Goonies house owner Sandi Preston posted signs in an attempt to deter fans from coming on the property.
“Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love. Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000s 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. You are in a beautiful place. Instead, enjoy the following…”
Sandi Preston has owned the home for 14 years and has now hung blue tarps from the windows and porch. She had allowed Goonies visitors to snap photographs and occasionally go inside the home in the past — that access is now over.
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) August 21, 2015
— The Independent (@Independent) August 21, 2015
“They don’t have a sense of family or community but feel entitled and let no one get in their way,” Sandi Preston said. “We see it daily with the threats against us; all because we choose to have some privacy. It’s been unrestricted for 14 years and we are worn out.”
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