Featured Movie Location: The Drive-In
Wanna see the real life filming location used for The Drive-In
in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at Admiral Twin Drive-in
, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma
. [Google Map
] Locations Manager(s):
Jim ClarkOn Location
[Thanks to Aaron Empsall for the featured location info]
The opening scene where Dally meets up with Pony and Jonny was in front of the Bowen Lounge on the Southeast corner of 10th and Denver in downtown Tulsa. That building was demolished just a few years after the movie was made. [Thanks to Tony Nelson]
The scene where Daly was scaring the kids who were playing cards was The Pines Restaurant. It was located at Apache and Pine close to the Apache Drive Inn. [Thanks to Mary Johnson]
Later the 3 of them are walking down the street. Darry looks in a window. That store is a printer/office supply shop - it's been painted red now.
The scene where Twobit checks Ponyboys fever, waiting on the bus is a church in downtown Tulsa. [Thanks to James Ryan]
The scene where pony boy gets the pistol was shot in Owasso, Oklahoma. A short distance outside of Tulsa. The restrauant was I believe a "Tasty Freeze" and was torn down in the late 1990's. Although it does not look like it in the movie, this area was quite built up when the movie was filmed. The stadium in the background is still standing. [Thanks to Daniel Wright]
To add to Daniel's comment, that Tastee Freeze in Owasso was on the corner by the middle school (where I was a 12-year-old student at the time of filming). It was directly east across from Ator Field, which is the football stadium shown in the film. Ator Field was still used as the HS stadium at that time even though the new HS had been built across town. Regarding the U-Tote-M that Dallas robs, I always thought that was the one just south of Ator Field (there was one there... later a Circle-K), but I saw SE Hinton say in an interview that it was actually the one at 12th & Houston in Tulsa. [Thanks to Brad Stephens]
Crutchfield park is the scene where the socs tried my Ponyboy and where Johnny killed Bob. Ponyboys house is down the street from the park, the address is 731 St. Louis st. [Thanks to ashli] BUT, Danny Davenport kindly wrote in to say that the address for Ponyboys house is incorrect. The house is at 1501 E independence Street in Tulsa to the left (West) of the big church entrance if you look on the overhead view on Google Maps there are new houses in this location the original house and trees in the front are gone if you look at the street view on Google Maps you can still see the trees that the boys walk by in the beginning of the movie and the trees that are in front of Ponyboys house...
The hospital scenes were filmed at Tulsa Regional Medical Center, Downtown Tulsa. The hospital is still in operation at 744 w 9th. This hospital is now a part of Hillcrest Healthcare Systems and is an Osteopathic Hopital [Thanks to slyohn]
In Tulsa Oklahoma, right off Interstate 44 at 161st Street there used to be a large old two story white house that were used in the filming of the Outsiders. It is no longer there, torn down a few years later and now there is a 'Microtel' built on its exact location. The house stood empty for a while before it was used for filming. [Thanks to bruce]
The Rexall Store (drugstore) in Sperry, north of Tulsa, as well as a couple of railroad scenes, alleyway, and old service station. Some of the scenes were later cut, but I own the drugstore and service station, and have seen stills using these structures. [Thanks to Larry Briggs]
In the scene where the guy is making fun of the other guy's pants, the fast food place in the background was a tasty freeze ice cream shop that is not there anymore in a town called Owasso in Oklahoma [Thanks to Tim Koontz]
The convenience store where Dallas is shot was a U-Totem just south of the football staduim in Owasso. This is the same stadium that was in the shot behind the Tasty-Freeze.
There is a scene of two characters walking down a road with businesses in the background. Part of this was shot on Main Street in Owasso. The "Silver Mine", an arcade at the time, is shown in the background. [Thanks to Angela L.]
The Dairy Queen in the movie was actually a Tastee Freeze and has since been converted into an appliance repair shop. It is located at 3242 N. Peoria in Tulsa, OK. [Thanks to TLB]
Bells amusement park was also used...I was lucky enough to be an extra in this part! [Thanks to Lisa Landers]Can you help? Do you know any of the Tulsa, Oklahoma (or any other) filming locations used for The Outsiders? [Please send them in]Locations Links
Following is a recommended link:Pictures of the Admiral Drive-in