There probably haven't been many screenings of "The Goonies" where the sight of John Warren Field draws a cheer from the audience.
Then again, there probably haven't been many audiences watching the flick while camped out on folding chairs and blankets in the middle of that very same football field.
The Rolling Roadshow came to town Thursday as part of its tour of the West, showing movies on an inflatable 50-foot screen in locations where they were filmed. About 350 people came to see "The Goonies" in Astoria, the eighth stop in the tour.
In addition to seeing the movie under the stars, one of the stars of the movie came by to say hi and introduce the film.
"Hello Astoria," Corey Feldman greeted the crowd. "It's good to be back, I've missed you all so much!"
Twenty years ago, Feldman starred in the movie as "Mouth," the smart-mouthed kid with a comb at the ready and a handy knowledge of Spanish. While he's made dozens of movies in his career, Feldman said that between 60 percent and 70 percent of fans who come up to him say that "The Goonies" was their favorite movie.
"The great thing about the film is that it captured the imagination and hearts of children and adults alike," he said before the screening, as he revisited the east Astoria house where the movie was filmed.
"It's great to be back here, it brings back a lot of childhood memories ... It's very surreal, suddenly these faded memories become 3-D again."
He hadn't been back to Astoria since "The Goonies" was made, and took the chance to point out features to his wife Susie: where the makeup trucks parked, where Data soared down the zip-line, where the Rube Goldberg contraption opened the gate for Chunk.
He also gave the screening's audience some insight into filming the movie, remembering that it was a lot of fun to be in such an adventurous movie as a kid, sliding down waterslides and going into caves.
"It was kind of like being Indiana Jones in a small way," Feldman said.
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Alicia Ferguson, left, and Andrea Newton sit with an audience of about 350 people before the 50-foot inflatable screen playing "The Goonies" Thursday night. Ferguson says, "We left all our kids at home and came to watch the movie."And in response to the inevitable question of if there will be a second Goonies movie, he said that it wasn't looking favorable - although the actors, producer Steven Spielberg and director Richard Donner are for it, Warner Bros. studio isn't interested.
But Feldman is keeping busy, he and his wife had just driven in from New York City, where he was in a Broadway play called "Fatal Attraction." He's also in a cartoon on Toon Disney and ABC Family called "Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!", his movie "The Birthday" is playing in film festivals and he's working on his fourth rock-and-roll album.
Mandy Nelson of Longview, Wash., had come specifically to see Feldman; she's been a huge fan since she was three, her grandmother Darlene Walden of Westport revealed. The two had brought a tattered case of "Dream a Little Dream," Nelson's favorite movie, just in case they could get him to sign it.
"What grandmas will do for their grandkids," Walden laughed.
Others at the screening were there simply to enjoy one of their favorite movies in a memorable setting. Andrea Newton and Alicia Ferguson admitted that they were "obsessed" with the Goonies, and that they thought the idea of the Rolling Roadshow was fun.
"We left all our kids at home and came to watch the movie," Ferguson said.
Many kids got to come, though, including 10-year-old Angel Arciga of Cannon Beach, who hadn't seen the Goonies' adventure that took place in her own backyard, but thought that it was "cool" to be outside, watching a movie.
In addition to fans from the Pacific Northwest, a dedicated group of movie buffs have been traveling the country following the Roadshow, which is being put organized by Tim and Karrie League, owners of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema of Austin, Texas.
"How many chances do you get to do something like this?" asked Greg Wilson, a freelance writer from Austin who said the Alamo theater is like his church. "The miles are long, but every experience's been amazing."
Wilson was helping to man the camera at the door, where Roadshow-goers were asked to do their best Truffle Shuffle and received a Baby Ruth candy bar for their efforts.
A montage of the less-than-professional, but often enthusiastic dances were projected on the screen before the show with hits from the 1980s playing in the background.
Then, after previews of movies Feldman made during the late 80s and early 90s, a giant skull and crossbones filled the screen and the movie began, with lots of cheering for North Coast locations and Feldman's big scenes.
Once the movie was over and the questions were asked, the Roadshow crew deflated the screen and packed everything up and headed out of town.
It's a long drive to Devil's Tower in Wyoming and the next screening, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."