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An Evening with C. Thomas Howell featuring The Outsiders

An Evening with C. Thomas Howell featuring The Outsiders

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An Evening with C. Thomas Howell featuring The Outsiders

The Outsiders with Ponyboy himself, C. Thomas Howell.   Howell will join Enzian for this unique screening opportunity including a Q&A following the film.

Based on S.E. Hinton’s best-selling classic novel and directed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Francis Ford Coppola, The Outsiders focuses on the class struggles between two groups of Oklahoma teenagers during the 1960s.

Capturing the intense feelings of being caught between childhood and adulthood, and not belonging anywhere, this 1983 film also served as a launching pad of talent, featuring a slew of future box-office names before they were stars, including Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio and Emilio Estevez.

After the Q/A, stick around for some one-on-one time with Tommy. Get your memorabilia signed and/or take a selfie. All meet ‘n greets will require a separate ticket.

Tickets for the meet ‘n greet are available directly from Howell at

C. Thomas Howell

The son of a professional bull rider turned stuntman; C. Thomas Howell started working in the film industry at the young age of seven.  In 1981, he was cast as ‘Tyler’ in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.  Shortly thereafter, he nabbed the lead in Francis Ford Coppola’s classic, The Outsiders, starring opposite the likes of Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon and Tom Cruise. The coming-of-age film went on to become a cult classic. Howell’s gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable ‘Ponyboy Curtis’ made him a household name virtually overnight, earning him a Young Artist Award. In 1984 he appeared in the commercially successful film Red Dawn, the first movie to be released in the U.S. with a PG-13 rating. Howell joined stars such as Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, and Jennifer Grey in their depiction as members of a teenage guerilla warfare group, known as the Wolverines, during a WWIII invasion.

Earmarked as one of the most promising young actors of his time, Howell’s career skyrocketed with roles in films such as The Hitcher, Grand View USA, Secret Admirer and tv series such as Moonlighting and Two Marriages. just to name a few. He even worked alongside greats such as Elizabeth Taylor and Anne Margaret. Since then, Howell, with over 250 tv/film projects under his belt, has been in consistent demand for the last thirty years, appearing in favorites such as War of the Worlds, The Amazing Spiderman, Gettysburg, Criminal Minds, Southland, Seal Team, The Walking Dead, and the upcoming Netflix release Obliterated.

1983, USA, 91 minutes, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Rated PG

  • "Francis Coppola's revision of his 1983 film of S.E. Hinton's best seller The Outsiders is funny, touching and revelatory."

    - Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
  • "It's beautifully shot, written and paced, but the cast, really, is the thing."

    - Kevin Maher, TIMES (UK)
  • "The director gives us a small, sincere and nearly perfectly realized film about adolescence in Oklahoma, aptly entitled The Outsiders."

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