This July, The Loft celebrates the King of Summer Blockbusters, Steven Spielberg, with special screenings of eight of his biggest and most iconic films that forever changed the way we experience movies during the hottest months of the year.
“The Goonies is one of those magically entertaining films that never gets old … No matter what your age, there's plenty of danger, fun, and laughs waiting around every bend.” – Michael Zupan, DVD Talk
Hey you guuuuyyyssss! Relive the totally awesome ‘80s adventure that convinced an entire generation of suburban kids that there was buried treasure in their backyards, and that a freaky dude named Sloth was really just a fun-loving guy with a thing for Baby Ruths! In this Spielberg-produced action extravaganza directed by Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon), a group of pre-teen friends called The Goonies band together to save their Oregon neighborhood - affectionately dubbed "the Goon Docks" - from being demolished by real estate developers. What they really need in order to save the day is a lot of cash, and lucky for them, they've discovered an old treasure map, sparking an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of 17th-century pirate One-Eyed Willie. But first they’re going to have to outwit a trio of bumbling criminals and a survive an onslaught of wacked-out booby traps as they get ever closer to Willie’s fabled treasure. Starring a “who’s who” of then up and coming young actors, including Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton and Josh Brolin, The Goonies is a rip-roaring, rollercoaster ride of movie that delivers the fun no matter how many times you’ve seen it. (Dir. by Richard Donner, 1985, USA, 114 min., Rated PG) 35mm