Ponyboy Curtis is walking to the movie theatre alone. A red Corvair pulls up and five Soc's get out. They surround Ponyboy and beat him up until Ponyboy's gang comes and chases them away.
Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally go to the drive in movie theatres. They sit behind two Soc girls, and after Dally tries to flirt with them and then leaves, Johnny and Ponyboy sit with them. They find out they have a lot in common.
Ponyboy and Johnny fall asleep in the vacant lot. Ponyboy wakes up ans remembers his curfew and runs home. Darry is waiting for him and after yelling at Ponyboy, Darry slaps him on the face.