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Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
The local B&B movie theatre has a retro night occasionally. They have the Goonies on the list. I did not see it at the theatre and was wondering if it is a must see on the big screen.
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
Yeah definitely terdinthepoolggb, I saw it at theatre when originally released and can remember it really well,for starters its a really fun film and i feel that it plays even better on the big screen.

I've only had a couple of dud trips to the theatres,one was to watch - jaws 4 - the revenge and the other was - gremlins 2,I loved the original but didn't really take to the sequel at all!
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
I would definitely go and see it on the big screen. If I had that stuff going in my town I would go all the time.

I never did see The Goonies on the big screen although I did watch an inordinate amount of movies at the cinema in 80s as a kid.

I could just imagine people walking out of the theatre when the shark was making those elephant/werewolf noises in Jaws 4. Absolutely awful movie.

I did see Gremlins 2 and something I think warrior and I can agree on is that this one is not a must see on the big screen. I did not think much of it as a kid when I saw it at the cinema but I watched it a couple years back and I thought that it has got to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. In fact, I would rather watch Jaws 4 back to back than watch Gremlins 2 once. It's that bad.

I think you should definitely go to The Goonies. I think we should all be envious of warrior for seeing this classic on the big screen in 1985.
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
1985 was my golden year for movies. I was fortunate to see Goonies at the theatre when it came out. As a kid, was a big pirate fan, and ate up anything related to it such as Adam Ant and Yellowbeard. Was quite taken with the one eyed Willy treasure chase. I would recommend the big screen.
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
Alright people. Thanx for your input! I got tickets in hand and in advance just in case its a madhouse like the retro night they showed Christmas Vacation and had to open up 3 or 4 different movie screens to get everybody in. 3 tickets at $5 a pop, 1 for the wife, son and myself.

Ill be thinking about yall tomorrow night.
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
It was great seeing the Goonies on the big screen for the 1st time. You notice so many more things than you would on the boob tube. Actually spotted a goof which is always fun. I was curious how many people would be there so I started counting. I came up with 65-70. The best part was a memory created with the family.
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
That's really nice that you got the whole family in on it. I never saw it in the theater. My husband did see it at the theater when he was a kid- his sister worked at the theater and family night for employees was every Tuesday. They'd all go to Ponderosa steakhouse for dinner, then to the free movie. He also got a Goonies visor and notebook/folder that they handed out to the kids. We still have the visor somewhere, but the plastic part got busted up.
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
Was the visor a replica of Troys in the movie.
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
I've seen this movie many of my wife's favs and my oldest son finally old enough to watch it...even got him a cool Goonies t-shirt that he wears with pride. I don't re-call seeing it at the movies, glad you bought tickets...I'd love to see it on the big screen.

Which brings me to a teeny tiny rant....our movie theatre never plays old classics...WHICH TICKS ME OFF!!! exception....theY played Ghostbusters a couple years back.....ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT!!! WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT IF I DIDN'T HAVE KIDS TO TAKE TRICK OR TREATING!!! End of rant [Razz]
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
Terd, it was white, but the front had that red/pink plastic on the visor part. Someday I will track it down.
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
Saw "The Goonies" at the theatre in Summer '85. At the time I was roughly the age of the kids in the movie, so could relate to the film from that standpoint.

Good movie, but for whatever reason I haven't re-watched it since that time.

I do remember one of the young actors also played "Short Round" in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" - which had come out in '84, the previous year.
Posted by gordongecko (Member # 4685) on :
Originally posted by TerdNthePoolGGB:
Was the visor a replica of Troys in the movie.

This made me laugh. Well played!
Posted by TheHoff (Member # 37515) on :
Did you all see the Goonies reunion yesterday, was a great watch if you didn't I'd recommend it.

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