After a three-year restoration process, the Outsiders House Museum saw its first official guests Friday evening with a VIP ribbon cutting and dinner. The house, located at 731 Curtis Brothers Lane, was the iconic set for the famous 1980s Francis Ford Coppola movie “The Outsiders,” based on a novel by Tulsan S.E. Hinton.
Actor C. Thomas Howell, who played Ponyboy Curtis and Danny Boy O’Connor, museum director, co-hosted the evening, which included a ribbon cutting and barbeque dinner. Over 100 guests gathered for the event, including S.E. Hinton, Mayor G.T. Bynum and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell.
Following the ribbon cutting, C. Thomas Howell gave guests an inaugural tour of other movie set locations in partnership with Village Travel Bus Tours. Tour locations included Crutchfield Park, the railroad bridge, Johnny Cade’s house, Circle Cinema and the Admiral Twin Drive-In.