'Return of the Jedi': Popular video arcade, church returns next week in new location after COVID closure

The mythical order of warrior monks in George Lucas’ space opus may grace the sign out front of owner Tyler Arnold’s arcade and pop culture museum.

But to explain his and son Ashton’s work ethic to reopen after a yearlong COVID-19 closure, Arnold goes deeper into the well of 1980s nostalgia than just the Jedi.

“We’ve gone through this big move, and through all this – ‘Goonies never say die,’ ” said Arnold, standing amid a refurbished Jedi Alliance that now fills a 7,400-square-foot building at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Fancher Road in Spokane Valley. “When the going gets tough, these Goonies get going.”

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