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Oregon Film Museum
The exterior of the museum in November of 2015
Established2010
Location732 Duane Street, Astoria, Oregon
Website www.oregonfilmmuseum.com
Old Clatsop County Jail
Oregon Film Museum is located in Astoria OR
Oregon Film Museum
Location in Astoria, Oregon
Coordinates 46°11′19″N 123°50′08″W / 46.18855833°N 123.8354806°W / 46.18855833; -123.8354806
OREGON FILM MUSEUM Latitude and Longitude:

46°11′19″N 123°50′08″W / 46.18855833°N 123.8354806°W / 46.18855833; -123.8354806
Built1913 [1]
Part of Astoria Downtown Historic District ( #98000631)
NRHP reference # 83002145 [1]
Added to NRHPMay 19, 1983 [1]

The Oregon Film Museum is a museum highlighting and celebrating movies that were made in the U.S. state of Oregon. The museum is housed in the old Clatsop County Jail in Astoria, Oregon, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was used in the opening chase sequence of the 1985 film The Goonies. The museum opened in 2010, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the film.

The museum features hands-on exhibits related to films that were made in Oregon, which include, in addition to The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Twilight, Sometimes a Great Notion and National Lampoon's Animal House. It contains several props from The Goonies, in addition to memorabilia, costumes and various collectibles that are on display within the former jail cells. Visitors can also create their own short films in an exhibit that features small sets and green screens. As of 2015, an "ORV" similar to the one used by the Fratelli gang in The Goonies can be found in the parking lot complete with imitation bullet holes near the rear license plate. [2] [3] [4]

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  1. ^ a b c Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (October 19, 2009), Oregon National Register List (PDF), retrieved November 12, 2010
  2. ^ Wilson, Katie (June 3, 2010). "Oregon Film Museum unlocks Goonies exhibit Saturday". The Daily Astorian. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "Big celebration set for 'Goonies' anniversary". Tri-City Herald. May 28, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
  4. ^ "Loony for 'The Goonies'? Astoria film museum awaits". The Oregonian. May 30, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.