Most people remember The Goonies fondly because of Sloth. Or Chunk. Perhaps the Cyndi Lauper-sung theme song.
For us, it holds a stronger memory because it helped confirm our still-blossoming gayness. From the moment he appeared onscreen, we had a mad, mad crush on Josh Brolin. Those lips. Those biceps. That horrible muscle shirt. But we didn’t care. He made things tingle.
And that’s one big reason we love the classic ‘80s flick. But it’s also a fun romp from back in the days when Spielberg was more about kid-friendly adventure than serious Oscar-bait films about dead presidents and horses that fight wars.
Saturday, you can catch The Goonies on the big screen again (or discover it like a bit of lost treasure in booby-trapped underground caverns). The nostalgic event unfolds in the parking lot of the soon-to-open Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson. It’s free, and there will be snacks and drinks for purchase from food trucks and local craft breweries.
Bring a chair (blankets on the hot concrete would not be fun) then settle in for sunset. Then prepare for two hours of crazy kids on a mission to save their homes from evil developers via hidden treasure being guarded by evil crooks.
Just remember, Goonies never say die!
The Goonies Outdoor Screening
Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 p.m. (Movie begins at sunset)
Alamo Drafthouse Richardson (Parking lot)
100 South Central Exrpessway #14, Richardson
Photo: Copyright 1985, Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.