The Astoria, Oregon home made famous by The Goonies‘ “truffle shuffle” dance is no longer available for public viewing by fans.
That’s because, according to the house’s current owners, the thousands of fans flocking the location where Chunk (Jeff Cohen) first demonstrated his goofy moves, is being slowly destroyed.
Though they remain nameless, the homeowners have been quite vocal about their distaste regarding the filming location’s treatment — both by fans and by the city of Astoria, which regularly promotes itself as the site of The Goonies to attract tourists.
“Imagine that you buy a house, fix it up, spend money, time and love,” reads the note posted outside the property. “Then the city of Astoria encourages 100,000’s of people to come and stand in front and view it. This driveway (maintained by homeowners) sees 1000+ people everyday. Most are kind, fun and welcome. But many are not.”
According to local news station KGW, 1,500 hundred people make their way out to the house’s location on a daily basis.
[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]
[Image via Warner Bros.]
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