Golden Age Prices : tickets only available at the box office on day of screening
The ticket price of this film is the same as it was in the year it was released and can only be purchased at the box office on day of screening. Box Office & Bar opens 5pm – get in early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of cheap drinks and $6 toasties. In 1983 a ticket to the cinema cost approximately $7.
Based on the S.E. Hinton novel of the same name, The Outsiders focuses on a group of teens in 1965 Tulsa, Oklahoma. The working class ‘Greasers’ look like Cry Baby rockabilly extras you’d find working at one of the Porteno / Bodega establishments. They frequently spar with the richie rich kid ‘Socs’ (pronounced ‘soashes’). One night a heavy duty fight occurs after the Socs see two of their lady friends at the drive-in talking to Greasers Johnny, Ponyboy, and Two-Bit (awesome nicknames abound). Ponyboy and Johnny leave town until the heat dies down, and the film follows the pair’s meandering journey, their soul-searching and their bonding.
Why should you see this film?
The film succeeds at being sentimental and nostalgic without being schmaltzy or simplistic, creating something rare: a teen drama that’s genuinely affecting and not cringey even if you’re over 18. Features a pretty amazing cast of young actors destined for greatness, including Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Ralph Macchio and C. Thomas Howell.
|Director:||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Cast:||C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise|