Ralph Macchio as Johnny Cade and C. Thomas Howell as Ponyboy Curtis

Photo © Nancy Moran

Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell and Francis Ford Coppola

Photo © Nancy Moran

Tom Waits as Buck Merrill

Photo © Nancy Moran

The Outsiders House Museum is dedicated to the preservation

of the home and memorabilia used in The Outsiders, filmed

by Francis Ford Coppola in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982.

The Outsiders House Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the home and memorabilia used in The Outsiders, filmed by Francis Ford Coppola in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1982.

Photo © Randy Shanofsky

Preserving a cultural icon

In the early ‘80s, Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola came to Tulsa, OK to catapult S.E. Hinton’s memorable characters off the pages of The Outsiders book onto the big screen. Rather than use a Hollywood back lot, the film maker and crew transformed an ordinary Tulsa neighborhood into a fully functioning movie set. In 1983, The Outsiders was released, featuring a cast of young, talented actors who would go on to become household names.

The director and film crews departed, the actors and props scattered, and the local extras went back to their day to day lives. But, on a quiet Tulsa street corner, the iconic “Curtis Brothers House,” the modest bungalow where the scrappy, close-knit Greasers lived, loved, fought and reconciled, remained a tangible testament to the cinematic legend.

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Buck Merrill’s Road House

This is where Pony and Johnny go to find Dallas, after the stabbing in the park. The original building was known in Tulsa as the Rose Dew Egg Farm. It is now a Burger King/Hotel.

DX Gas Station

Corner of Main and Cincinnati Sperry, OK. “Hey Soda, here come the hobos.”

Dairy Queen *Demolished

Located at 3242 N. Peoria, Tulsa, OK. The new building is now J & J Appliances.

Pony talks with Randy the Soc

This Kum & Go, formerly a Tastee-Freez-esque Burger Stand is the location of Pony’s conversation with the Socs, while Two-Bit is “baby-sitting” him. The Football stadium visible in the background is still across the street and virtually unchanged.

Rogers High School

The school that Ponyboy attended. Also the school that Outsiders author S.E. Hinton attended in real life.

The Admiral Twin Drive-In

The Admiral Twin Drive-In movie theater was the location for many scenes in The Outsiders.

Two-Bit and Ponyboy hitchhike

Filmed on Main Street, Owasso, OK.

Windrixville church fire

Approximate location, now underwater.

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church

This corner across the street from Boston Avenue United Methodist Church is where the bus mirror almost knocked Two-Bit in the face.

The Outsiders (1983) Bowen Lounge

Southeast corner of 11th & Denver, Tulsa, OK. *Demolished  “What do you want to do? Dallas: [Smiles] Nothing legal man.”

Circle Cinema

The site of the opening scene on the Director’s cut.

Convenience store Dally robs and gets shot.

Crutchfield Park

This is where Johnny and Pony were attacked by the Socs, from blue Mustang. The original monkey bars are gone. The fountain was put in place for the film and removed when they finished.

Dally and Pony pulled over by police after the fire

Approximate location, 209 N. Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK.

Dally shot by Police, dies in the street

Northeast corner of Crutchfield Park.

Hospital where Johnny Cade dies.

Johnny Cade’s house.

Lowell Elementary School

The former school served as production offices for American Zoetrope productions.

Ponyboy and Two-Bit get off bus

Pony Boy walks home from movie

Rumble with Socs

Filmed at Crutchfield Park, Tulsa, OK.

Socs throw sticks at Ponyboy

Soc’s throw sticks at Ponyboy as he walks the tracks. (Director’s Cut)

The Curtis Brothers Home

Also known as The Outsiders House. Danny Boy O’ Connor is currently renovating the home, creating The Outsiders House Museum.

What’s the movie about?

“I don’t know, it’s one of those beach movies, they put out a whole lot of ’em.”