5:11 pm EDT, August 5, 2020

Walmart announces drive-in movie experience at select locations

Walmart is teaming up with the Tribeca Film Festival to bring the Drive-In movie experience to a store near you!

Movie theaters across the nation may be shut down due to the current coronavirus pandemic, but Walmart is doing its part to ensure families can still enjoy a night out at the movies together.

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On Wednesday (August 5), the company announced details for the Walmart Drive-In— a movie theater experience created in partnership with the Tribeca Film Festival that will transform the company’s store parking lots across the country into outdoor cinemas.

The outdoor cinema experiences kick off at various Walmart stores across the United States beginning on August 14, and are set to run through October 21.

Some of the hit feature films set to be shown as part of the event include: Space Jam, Black Panther, Pokemon Detective Pikachu, Men In Black, Wonder Woman, The Goonies, The Wizard of Oz, and more.

In addition to the lineup of hit films, Walmart and the Tribeca Film Festival has also lined up a slew of special guests who are set to make surprise virtual or in-person appearances at undisclosed locations. Hollywood stars set to participate include Jennifer Garner, LeBron James, Chrissy Metz, and Drew Barrymore. Barrymore, specifically, will also serve as the virtual host for all of the events scheduled.

In a statement announcing the event, Walmart’s Chief Customer Office, Janey Whiteside said: “We recognize the challenges our customers and their families have faced over the last few months and we wanted to create an experience where they could come together safely to create new memories. The Walmart Drive-In is one small way we’re supporting the communities we serve.”

Admission to the event is free to all Walmart customers, and those wishing to gain admission to one of the 320 showings of hit movies already scheduled as part of the event can do so by visiting the Walmart Drive-In’s official website.

The website also features a full list of dates and locations so you can easily check to see if there’s a Walmart Drive-In event near you.

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