If you weren’t aware, several major motion pictures have been filmed in Astoria, Oregon. The filming locations all make for great attractions regardless of whether you’ve seen the movie or not. However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to watch these movies before checking into the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. You can familiarize yourself with the film before seeing the sights in Astoria, Oregon. If you want to see more films shot all over Oregon, you should look into the Oregon Film Trail. It maps out all of the filming locations in Astoria and many different movies shot in Oregon. We’ve picked out three in Astoria that you should be able to find streaming to watch before you visit. 

The Goonies (1985)

Probably one of the most popular films to be shot here. The Goonies is about a group of young children that come across an ancient pirate treasure map that sets them on an adventure. The movie stars Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Jeff Cohen. If you want to learn more about this classic adventure movie in Astoria, look for the Oregon Film Museum, 38th Street, and the Lower Columbia Bowl. Keen eyes should spot many of the locations from the film, and in the Oregon Film Museum, you will learn about The Goonies and many more classic movies.

Kindergarten Cop (1990)

This is another popular family film. In Kindergarten Cop, a hard-edged police officer goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to find a criminal’s ex-wife. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the police officer. A lot of the filming for this movie took place in Astoria. However, you will seek out the John Jacob Astor School and Downtown Astoria for the most prominent locations.

Short Circuit (1986)

Finally, there is the cult classic Short Circuit. This movie is about a prototype military robot that is electrocuted and becomes self-aware. The robot is afraid of being reprogrammed back at the facility. A girl finds the robot and helps it escape. It’s a quirky movie, but if you’ve seen it, you might be able to recognize Hume Street, Astoria-Meyler Bridge, and the Bonneville Dam from the film.

Lights, Camera, Action in Astoria

Astoria, Oregon, has been a big draw for the movies for its small size. We think you will understand why once you arrive. For a better idea of what makes Astoria, Oregon so unique read through our travel blog for more attractions. As for your lodging, the best place is the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. We are located right off the Astoria Riverwalk. Every one of the Inn’s 115 rooms offers a deck with glorious views of the Columbia River. Guests can also enjoy in-room coffee and tea, free high-speed wireless internet, complimentary bicycles, and much more. Please check availability to book your Astoria, Oregon, getaway (or call us directly at 503-325-2013).