The beloved 1985 classic The Goonies returns to the big screen Wednesday, Aug. 8—well, the big screen at Idaho Botanical Garden. IBG's Movies in the Garden series will continue Wednesday, Aug. 8, with Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg's tale of pint-sized adventure.
A motley crew of pre-teens living in the "Goondocks" neighborhood of Astoria, Ore., attempt to save their homes from the expansion of the Astoria Country Club and, in doing so, unearth a map to a secret treasure. Beneath their sleepy town rests the long-lost treasure trove of the pirate One-Eyed Willie, according to clues the gang finds in a friend's attic. Their search for the missing fortune leads them down a path of death-defying adventure.
Much of the film was shot on location in the seaside town, and became enough of a pop culture icon that the mayor proclaimed June 7 Goonies Day.
The family friendly movie features characters such as the oaf-like Chunk—with his famous "Truffle Shuffle"—and the misunderstood Sloth, along with actors Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin early in their careers. With a rating of PG, parents are advised that some light swearing takes place, and the film includes some violence.
Pack a picnic, bring something to sit on and relax in the garden with a film. The rest of the summer-long series lineup includes Hairspray, Some Like it Hot and Idaho's indie hit Napoleon Dynamite. Gates open at 7 p.m. and films start at dusk.