Admiral Twin Drive-In Theatre - "The Outsiders" - Tulsa, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
N 36° 09.754 W 095° 53.589
15S E 239749 N 4005858
Quick Description: "Let's do it for Johnny!"
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2007 5:01:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM1V90
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member UncaBee
Views: 292

Long Description:
The main characters are Ponyboy Michael Curtis, Johnny Cade, Steve Randle, Dallas Winston, Darrel "Darry" Shaynne Curtis, Jr., Keith "Two-Bit" Mathews, and Sodapop Patrick Curtis, a gang of Greasers in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1967. The story is narrated by Ponyboy, the younger brother of Darry and Sodapop. The three boys are orphaned after a car accident kills their parents. As a result, Darry forgoes college to care for his brothers.

The Greasers are, at first glance, the common stereotype of the juvenile delinquent. Their nickname is derived from the grease they use to slick back their long hair. The Socs (pronounced soashes, an abbreviation of Socialites) are the "haves" to the Greasers' "have nots." Although "The Outsiders" may seem to refer to the alienated Greasers, both groups are set back by economic, social, or creative limits.

At a drive-in theater one night, Dallas, Ponyboy, and Johnny sneak in and seat themselves behind two Soc girls. Dallas starts flirting with the girls, Sherri "Cherry" Valance and her friend Marcia. Cherry pointedly tells Dallas to stop, but he refuses. When Cherry throws Coke in Dallas' face, he tries to put his arm around her, but the normally timid Johnny steps in and tells Dallas to back off. Dallas leaves, and Cherry asks if Johnny and Pony Boy intend to start in on them. Pony Boy says no, so Cherry and Marcia ask Johnny and him to sit with them. The mood between the four lightens considerably as they get better acquainted. Later, when Pony Boy and Johnny are walking the girls home, their boyfriends, Bob Sheldon and Randy Anderson, catch up to them, in their Mustang. Bob and Randy, who have been drinking heavily, are ready to fight Ponyboy and Johnny for simply being in the company of their girlfriends, but Cherry and Marcia decide to leave with Bob and Randy to defuse the situation. Johnny, unwilling to go home when he hears his parents fighting, goes with Pony Boy to a vacant lot, where they talk and end up falling asleep. When Pony boy awakens, he runs home, where he is confronted by a very worried and angry Darry. During the confrontation, Darry hits Pony Boy, who runs out of the house and back to the vacant lot. Pony boy wakes Johnny, and the two run to a nearby park to cool off.

The drive-in in the movie is the Admiral Twin Drive-In Theatre in Tulsa, OK. The Admiral Twin began its life as the Modernaire. It's grand opening was on Thursday, May 24, 1951.

The single-screen Modernaire Drive-In originally built by L. E. Snyder, then sold in 1952 to Alex Blue and H.B. Robb, Jr. They changed the name to Admiral, then added another screen.

In June 2005, The Admiral Twin Drive-In won Hampton Inns' "Hidden Landmark" contest! Hampton put up $20,000 plus labor to help refurbish the Twin. Thanks to everyone who voted online. Hurray for Hampton and the Twin!

And of course, the Twin is still the place to go see the latest releases under the stars.
Movie or TV Show: The Outsiders

Year Released or First Aired: 1,983.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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