BROWNSVILLE, Ore. – The city has changed since 1985 when Stand by Me was filmed, but some of the original locations still remain.
It was a coming-of-age movie set in the fictional 1940s town of Castle Rock, about four boys on a quest to see what’s rumored to be a dead body. But along the way what they really find is the importance of courage, loyalty and friendship.
Tuesday, nearly 30 years after the film was released, Brownsville looks much the same. The facades on Main Street have changed some and businesses have come and gone. But for true fans of the movie, it all looks eerily familiar.
Molly Ulmen came with her family from Walla Walla, Washington. A highlight of the trip was her visit to the treehouse.
“I hope that the people who buy this lot care about it. I hope they care about the tree. I hope nobody cuts it down. I hope they understand it means a lot to people,” Ulmen said.
Some of Tuesday’s activities included a trivia contest, walking tours and fan auditions.