The Goonies to Become an Immersive Theater Show
Hey you guyyyyys! There’s great news for aspiring adventurers and/or devotees of family films from the ‘80s: The Goonies is being adapted for theater.
The revelation comes from the movie’s director, Richard Donner, who spoke with Uproxx (interview via Yahoo! Movies). It’s a great read for fans, and in it Donner mentions the show almost as an aside:
We’re going to do an off-Broadway, do you know what immersion theatre is? Where there’s no seats, the venue is you go into a warehouse and there’s something happening in that warehouse and that’s the play you’ve come to see, only you become part of it and you travel through with actors. It’s very popular now. We’re doing one on The Goonies. It will take another year or so but it’s going to be wonderful.
Though there are no other details on the production, many are guessing that it will be along the lines of other interactive shows like Sleep No More, but geared toward families. The film grossed $61 million in 1985 and has gone on to develop a major cult following since then. Even with scant details, the potential for more content involving Mikey and the gang has fans rejoicing—particularly since the long-awaited sequel (no, not the The Goonies II video game) still seems to be only a distant possibility. When asked about that, Donner offered the same sentiment that’s surrounded the follow-up all along: “Maybe.”