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Historic Oregon Film Trail to Debut Jan. 10

Mon, Jan 07, 2019

Historic Oregon Film Trail to Debut Jan. 10
- Astoria Signs Feature Goonies House Viewing Alternative -


Astoria, Ore., Dec. 10, 2018:
Love movie trivia? The Historic Oregon Film Trail,
designed to showcase iconic set locations in the state, will be dedicated on Jan. 10, at
12 noon, at Alameda Park in Astoria (intersection of Melbourne and Alameda
streets.) Signs marking the scenic spots will feature facts and anecdotes from the
“The Goonies,” “Kindergarten Cop” and “Short Circuit” – films shot on Oregon’s
North Coast.

One sign in particular has been positioned at the East End Mooring Basin near the
Astoria Riverfront Trail to give an alternative view of the “Goonies House” in an
effort to eliminate trespassing on the hill of the privately owned residence.
“Goonies” fans, it turns out, never say die, or no, to a photo opportunity. While the
sign signifies a location for that viewpoint, the sign copy shares information about
the nearby Astor Elementary School which was featured in Kindergarten Cop. The
lesser-known Alameda Park offers a great viewpoint of the Astoria-Megler Bridge
and it is the topic of the Short Circuit sign located there. The sign for The Goonies is
located by the Oregon Film Museum and speaks to it and the Flavel House’s roles in
that film.

“Historical markers are typically about famous people and events. Movies filmed
here are also an important part of Oregon’s history and culture, so ours offer a twist
on that convention. The new signs will provide an interesting insight into this
history to passersby while acting as a beacon to visitors seeking out film locations
and stories,” said Tim Williams. “Placed at photo-worthy locations, we hope the
signs will encourage fans to learn more and share about our state’s film
destinations.”

Oregon Film, in partnership with the OregonMade Creative Foundation, created the
Historic Oregon Film Trail featuring signage located at strategic points around the
state. Showing Oregon’s unique and varied locations − from the coast to the desert −
new markers will be rolled out one location at a time to reinforce the correlation
between the film/TV industry, economic development, and tourism. Development
of a Digital Trail Map is underway.

The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Oregon Film Office
developed the initial concept and identified the Astoria movie locations in
partnership with the Oregon Film Museum. Oregon Coast Visitors Association
provided additional funding for the signs.

About Oregon Made Creative Foundation:
The OMCF is a program of The Charitable Partnership Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit
corporation. It was founded through the efforts of Oregon Film (a/k/a the Oregon
Governor’s Office of Film & Television) as a stand alone non-profit foundation
focused on providing opportunity and grants for #OregonMade creators through
strategic partnerships and creative connections. www.oregonmade.org


About Oregon Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce:

The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce has served the local business
community since 1873. Today, with 570 businesses joining forces for common
benefit, it also provides visitor services and tourism promotion for the area. For
more information, call Astoria (800) 875-6807 or visit http://www.oldoregon.com.

About the Oregon Film Museum:
Ready for your 15 minutes of fame? Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, the museum
celebrates the art and legacy of Oregon film and film making. Visitors learn about the
film industry and get to make their own Oregon movie on three “hot sets.” Opened in
2010 by the Clatsop County Historical Society, the museum has experienced stunning
growth in attendance. For more information, call 503-325-2203 or visit
www.oregonfilmmuseum.org.

About the Oregon Coast Visitor’s Association: (OCVA) is the official Regional
Destination Management Organization (RDMO) and promotional entity for the
Oregon Coast, as designated by the Oregon Tourism Commission, DBA Travel
Oregon. Our association is comprised of Chambers of Commerce, Visitors
Centers/Bureau, resource management entities and 100+ (approx) private tourism
businesses along Oregon's 363 miles of coastline. We advocate on behalf of the
coastal tourism industry by facilitating industry alignment, coordinating industry
management efforts and by engaging in cooperative promotional activities which
achieve maximum, measurable benefits for our coastal economy with minimal
negative impacts on its quality of life and natural environment.


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