Walmart to turn its parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart to turn its parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart has confirmed that it will be transforming 160 of its existing parking lots into drive-in movie theaters.

According to the announcement that it posted on its official website, the retail giant made it clear that it will be looking to make its converted parking lots as contact-free as possible in order to keep every moviegoer safe from COVID-19.

And as pointed out on its official Twitter page, Walmart is also joining forces with Tribeca Enterprises, the organization behind the international film festival, to feature movies selected by the Tribeca Drive-In program.

Over 300 showings nationwide

As indicated in Walmart’s official announcement, the plan is to start launching the drive-in movie theater partnership with Tribeca next month in select towns across the United States.

All in all, the company is looking at about 320 combined showings throughout different cities and locations in America.

So far, Walmart has disclosed that the drive-in program will last for a period of three months, which should end by October later this year.

Walmart Tribeca drive-in theater

The movies that will be shown in Walmart’s converted parking lots will be mostly of the family-friendly kind.

The retail giant has even hinted that certain showings might come with special appearances from popular directors and even some of today’s hottest movie stars.

As mentioned earlier, to keep the showings as safe as possible for everyone attending, social distancing protocols will be strictly observed, with concessions delivered directly to moviegoers’ vehicles to minimize contact.

Which movies to expect?

There’s no word yet on the exact schedule of screenings, nor the actual list of movies to be shown in the months to come.

But based on what Tribeca has revealed back in May earlier this year when it first announced its Tribeca Drive-In program, the roster of films should offer modern classics and soon-to-be all-time favorites.reta

Last May, Tribeca had promised the following titles (to name a few):

  • Apollo 13
  • Back to the Future
  • Beetlejuice
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (but perhaps not the latest one)
  • Black Panther
  • The Bodyguard
  • Bridesmaids
  • Casino Royale
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  •  Creed, The Dark Knight
  • Do The Right Thing
  • The Fast and The Furious
  • Field of Dreams
  • Girls Trip
  • Goldfinger
  • The Goonies
  • Inside Man
  • Inside Out
  • Jaws
  • Jerry Maguire
  • The Lego Movie
  • Love & Basketball
  • Mean Girls
  • Meet the Parents
  • Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
  • Selena
  • Space Jam (but definitely not this one)
  • Spy Kids
  • Straight Outta Compton, Superbad
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Wonder Woman

Image 1 courtesy of distelAPPArath/Pixabay, Image 2 courtesy of Walmart Drive-In

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