TULSA — Calling all "Greasers" and "Socs," "The Outsiders" is coming to the drive-in!
The Admiral Twin, Tulsa's drive-in movie theater, is showing the 1983 film "The Outsiders" starting Friday.
Tulsa author S.E. Hinton started writing "The Outsiders" at the age of 15. Hinton wrote most of the book when she was a junior in high school at the age of 16.
"The Outsiders" takes place in Tulsa, although it never says it in the book. It is told in first person by character, Ponyboy Curtis and follows the conflict between two gangs, the "greasers" and "socs," divided by their economic status.
In 1967, The Outsiders book was published when Hinton was only 18.
Francis Ford Coppola turned the book into a coming-of-age drama film. A librarian and students from Lone Start Elementary school in Fresno, California, inspired Coppola to create the movie.
The movie released in 1983 with a cast of up-and-coming stars.
The cast includes:
- C. Thomas Howell
- Rob Lowe
- Emilio Estevez
- Matt Dillon
- Tom Cruise
- Patrick Swayze
- Ralph Macchio
- Diane Lane
Someone bought the house featured in the 1983 film several years ago and began working to preserve it.
In 2019, the Outsiders House Museum officially opened to the public in Tulsa.
The Admiral Twin Drive-In is showing the Outsiders starting on Friday, August 14. The famous film will be show on the East Screen starting at 8:40 p.m.
The Admiral Twin is located at 7355 East Easton Street in Tulsa.
Those interested in going can purchase tickets at the drive-in.
- Ages 12 and up - $7/ ticket
- Ages 3-11 - $3/ticket
For more information on the the Admiral Twin Drive-In theater, click here.
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