Walmart brings the big screen for parking


Pensacola, Fl

Get popcorn! Walmart is raising the curtain on plans to try Walmart Drive-in, an in-car movie theater experience rolling out in 160 Walmart stores across the country beginning this month, created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival.

Available for free to Walmart customers, Walmart Drive-in will convert Walmart parking lots into outdoor cinemas from August 14th through October 21st with 320 hit movie shows. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET, families can visit to discover dates, store locations and movies for each stop of the movie tour.

“We are aware of the challenges our customers and their families have faced over the past few months and we wanted to create an experience in which they could meet safely to create new memories,” said Jani Whiteside, head of sales at Walmart. “Walmart Drive-in is just one of the small ways we’re supporting the communities we serve.”

Walmart Drive-in promises families an enjoyable and contact-free experience where they can watch blockbuster movies carefully curated by the Tribeca Film Festival. Audiences will be welcomed back on the big screen to enjoy a wide range of movies safely from their private cars, including:

Inspiring sports stories like Friday Night Lights, The Karate Kid and Space Jam

Blockbuster franchises including Black Panther, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Lego Batman Movie, Spider-ManTM: Into The Spider-Verse, Spy Kids, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies and Wonder Woman

Out-of-this-world stories like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ghostbusters and Men in BlackTM: International

Nostalgic favorites including Back to The Future, Beetlejuice, The Goonies and The Wizard of Oz

Inspiring true stories from Dolphin Tale to Selena

Animated features every member of the family can enjoy like Cars, The Iron Giant, The Lego Movie and Madagascar

Ahead of each feature presentation, audiences will screen one of a number of short films, including Bilby, Bird Karma, Brooklyn Breeze, CROW: The Legend, Fire In Cardboard City, INVASION!, Looney Tunes’ Boo! Appetweet and Marooned

During the tour, filmmakers and special guests will help Walmart celebrate the return of the big screen to communities across the country. Drew Barrymore will be the virtual host of all events, welcoming guests to a fun family night out experience. She will also appear surprising personally in one place. Families will also be handled to surprise virtual or personal appearances from Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz in selected shows.

For a full movie viewing experience, families can store their favorite theater privileges to bring with them through convenient Walmart delivery or delivery services.

To reserve a space for Walmart Drive-in, customers can visit from 5:00 pm. ET to choose the desired date and location. Once confirmed, customers will receive an email with a QR code, which will give them their car on the day of the event.


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