TULSA – Celebrities, city leaders, organizers and fans alike will gather this weekend in an effort to preserve the house used in the iconic 1983 film "The Outsiders" directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the novel written by S.E. Hinton.
Tulsa city councilors plan to unveil two street signs dedicated to The Outsiders’ house at 731 North St. Louis Avenue Friday.
The signs will be located in front of the house used in the movie and will remain there in honor of the story.
On Saturday, there will be an event on August 6 to raise money for the renovations of the house, which will eventually an homage to the movie. BUY tickets to the event here
Below is a map of road closures during the event.
C. Thomas Howell and Darren Dalton stopped by the 2 Works for You studio Friday to chat about the movement to save the house, check it out below!
“S.E. Hinton wrote a novel about Tulsa that is forever a part of our city’s history,” said City Councilor Jeannie Cue. “Now with the help of Danny Boy O’Conner, the Outsiders House has been saved and will be restored to its former glory when Francis Ford Coppola filmed ‘The Outsiders.’ Tulsans and fans from around the world have stepped up, along with some hard work from local contractors and friends of Danny here in Tulsa, to recreate and restore this house. The Tulsa City Council wanted to honor this act by renaming the streets. I hope that the efforts to restore this house will help the neighborhood and bring people to Tulsa to visit the original set of ‘The Outsiders.’”
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