'Goonies' house closes to visitors after 'thousands' of unannounced daily visits
Hey, you guuuys!
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the cult classic film, The Goonies, and daily visits to the Astoria, Oregon house used in the film have gotten so bad, that the owner has literally SHUT. IT. DOWN. to visitors.
That is one of several signs posted around the property, including one featuring this letter, which reads, "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," the sign continues.
While 100,000 seems VERY excessive, Astoria City Councilman Russ Warr tells KCW that the city estimates between 1,200 and 1,500 people drop by the house every day, in light of the anniversary.
"I'm surprised that she waited this long," said Russ, who remarked that the owner, who has lived there for over a decade, used to greet fans and give tours, but this summer, it has become too much.
"They park on the 'no-parking' zones, they park on the sidewalks, they relieve their dogs on their lawns," said Russ.
While your hopes may be squashed for seeing the iconic house during the anniversary, there may be reason to hope for a sequel!
One of the original Goonies, Sean Astin, told ET in May of 2014 that not only is a sequel possible, but Goonies executive producer Steven Spielberg really, really wants it to happen!
"It is a mortal lock – I would bet my children on it – that there will be a sequel," said the now-43-year-old star. "It may not be in my lifetime, but there will be a sequel, because the public wants it so much and Steven [Spielberg], who's really the decision maker, wants it really badly."
Never say die!
Watch the interview above.