Experience a famous movie set and learn more about iconic movies that were filmed all over Oregon.
Located in Astoria’s downtown historic district, this museum is actually inside an old jail called the Clatsop County Jail. It also happens to be the famous opening jailbreak scene in The Goonies movie. Inside the museum, you will get to experience a green-screen, the Goonie gallery, and see what it takes to actually produce a film. Sometimes referred to as Hollywood North, many cities in Oregon have been home to movie sets for several classic movies such as The Shining, Paint Your Wagon, and Kindergarten Cop. Due to the vast landscapes in Oregon, film producers can create just about any kind of movie. Every kind of natural backdrop can be found somewhere in Oregon because it has deserts, mountains, forests, rivers, and the ocean.
Less than half a mile away from the museum, you can stop by the Kindergarten Cop house. Another thing nearby is McClure park, which has a nice view of the Columbia River. You can visit the Oregon Film Museum daily all year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. October to April their hours are 10 am to 4 pm and May to September they are open from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is very affordable and the children’s ticket pricing ranges from 6 to 17 years old.