Remember that insane and insatiable sense of adventure and wanderlust that infected you as a child? (If that statement doesn’t apply to you, then I apologize deeply and ask you to reexamine your childhood to see what maybe went wrong.) Imagination is at an all-time high, and it’s a wonderful, beautiful thing. It is rare the adult who can claim to feel that same sense of wonder, who feels that anything truly is possible, you just need to find a way to do it. It’s something I strive for in my own life, but of course, the adult life is complicated by the need to work and pay bills and raise children (if that happened to you). Too many burnouts I know. Too many lost senses of optimism and belief in one’s own ability to fulfill their own dreams.
I’m quite tired this morning and seemingly about to go on something of a sentimental tangent, so let’s move on to the main point:
The Goonies. Look, I’m 25 years old, and if you are in my generation or a little older, I know what that movie title does to you. It puts you into fits of nostalgic euphoria. This is one of those insanely beloved films that my generation is culturally required to love and admire and worship, like The Princess Bride or Ghostbusters.
While The Goonies never did that for me on that level, it’s still a fun movie, featuring a young Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, and Corey Feldman, among others. The title characters, the Goonies, are a group of Oregonian kids whose homes are threatened with foreclosure. In an attic, they find what appears to be an old treasure map, of the pirate variety – and off they go on the type of adventure only the 1980s can provide.
Tonight, the Iroquois Amphitheater presents a free screening of The Goonies as part of their summertime Monday Night Movie series. The show starts at 8:30. The Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater road.
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