Fans of the original Short circuit will soon have a chance to stay in the house used in the 1980s classic. All of this is thanks to superfan Richard Bates, who bought the Astoria house where the film was shot and restored it to accurately recreate the sets. In addition, it becomes a toy museum, in addition to a living tribute to the film, which people can visit and rent for a short stay if they wish.
Richard Bates fell in love with the film as a child and had paid regular visits to the Astoria, Oregon home over the years. The area is also home to The Goonies, which closed to tourists a few years ago due to vandalism and property damage. So Richard Bates has good neighbors who live near the Athenian Goondocks. The superfan managed to buy the short circuit house last year and moved from Washington to take on the project. Now he has received a homestay permit and plans to take reservations next year for those who wish to stay there. Bates also displays its huge collection of vintage action figures and toys for guests to enjoy as well. Bates had this to say.
“It’s easy for this movie to get to your mind because they didn’t make a lot of toys for it. I don’t think they knew how to market it. So it kind of blurs the line between classic and cult classics. This is it my opportunity to make sure he lives on. ”
It refers to the film’s iconic robot, Johnny 5. Currently, Johnny 5 is not present in the house. However, there are plans to run a fundraiser to build a replica of the robot once the house and yard are completed. As fans may recall, Ally Sheedy’s character kept animals in the yard. As Richard Bates explains, “I’m basically going to keep the whole exterior of the house as close as possible to what it looks like on screen.” This includes a pen like the one shown in the movie that guests can use on their pets.
Short Circuit was originally released in 1986. Directed by John Badham, it’s all about an experimental military robot that is struck by lightning and regains consciousness. It escapes the military and befriends a young woman, Stephanie Speck (Ally Sheedy). Its creator is desperate to find it as its entire project is in danger of being scrapped. A continuation, Short circuit 2, was released in 1998 but did not perform as well commercially as its predecessor.
A remake is currently in the works that will give the original a “Latinx note”. Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman will write the script. It is not yet known how much a stay at the Short Circuit House will cost when it is finished, nor is it clear how Richard Bates will handle reservations. But this could be a trip worthwhile for fans of the film in 2021. This message comes to us through The Astorian.
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