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Oregon Film Museum

Oregon Film Museum Review

Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, this museum celebrates Oregon's long history of filmmaking and contains artifacts from and displays about prior productions. The location is apt because it was featured prominently in famous cult film The Goonies. The state's film productions date back to 1908 for The Fisherman's Bride. Oregon has helped give birth to such classics as The General, The Great Race, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Paint Your Wagon, Animal House, and Twilight, leading some to call the state Hollywood North. Kindergarten Cop, The Ring II, Free Willy I and II, and Short Circuit are among those filmed in Astoria. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce sells a tour guide ($2) to filmed sites, a fun way to see the city's oft-unsung landmarks, especially during the annual Goonies festival, typically held in June.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 732 Duane St., Astoria, OR 97103 | Map It
  • Phone: 503/325–2203
  • Cost: $4
  • Hours: May–Sept. daily 10–5; Oct.–Apr. daily 11–4
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  • Location: Astoria
Updated: 05-06-2013

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