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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesPortland · 1 month ago

Why were there so many movies shot in astoria oregon but none recently?

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    * The Goonies (1985)

    * Short Circuit (1986)

    * Benji the Hunted (1987)

    * Come See the Paradise (1990)

    * Kindergarten Cop (1990)

    * Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

    * Free Willy (1993)

    * Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

    * Eban and Charley (2000)

    * The Ring Two (2005)

    * Green Room (2005)

    I suspect the movies were made there due to the Oregon Film Commission's creation of the Oregon Film Museum, which is in Astoria, which took over the Clatsop County Jail which had been decommissioned in 1976.  However when the museum was inaugurated is hard to determine.  But the jail was used as a location in The Goonies.

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