Back when the Time announced the year’s lineup in March, one title everyone seemed excited about was Jurassic Park. After all, how could you not be pumped to see dinosaurs on the big screen again (on June 6), let alone one week prior to the release of Jurassic World? It seemed too ideal – see the first one before you see the new one. Makes sense, right?
Well, apparently it doesn’t if you’re Steven Spielberg.
In April, the Time received word from its contact at Universal Studios that Spielberg canceled all screenings of Jurassic Park. To be more exact, “Mr. Spielberg does not want his Jurassic films in the marketplace prior to Jurassic World.” Talk about a total buzzkill. Sadly, there’s no other explanation or reasoning given. But, when you’re the biggest filmmaker of our time, whatever you say goes.
Bummed, the Time had to find a replacement. Looking at the catalog of dinosaur films, nothing really holds a candle to Jurassic Park. Instead, the theater chose to go with a collective favorite, and one audiences love as well – The Goonies, which also happens to be produced by Spielberg.
The Goonies played at the Time on Fourth of July weekend 2012 and was one of the biggest films of the year. A group of oddball teenagers embark on an adventure to discover a pirate’s treasure, in hopes to prevent their homes from succumbing to foreclosure. Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, and Corey Feldmen, The Goonies is 100 percent fun for the whole family.
There are not many places you can trade out dinosaurs for pirate’s treasure, but the Time is one of those exceptions.
The Goonies screens on Saturday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., tickets are $3, and the Time only accepts cash. Come do the Truffle Shuffle, have a Baby Ruth, and be aware of booty traps. I mean booby traps.
And, remember, Goonies never say die.