Walmart offers 160 of their parking spaces as a drive-in theater.
Walmart is not only the one-stop shop for your needs, but also for your movie cravings. Last weekend marked the beginning of Walmart’s turning of their parking lots into drive-in theaters. Previously, the retail corporation has announced that this offer will affect over a hundred of their parking lots across the US.
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This special offer, dubbed the “Walmart Drive-in,” for customers will be for free of charge. There is only a limited capacity allowed, so booking a spot should be done in advance. Walmart has partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival for this pop-up event, which has a starting date of August 14 in 160 of their Supercenter locations in the country. This will run through October 21.
The free, socially distanced events will offer families a safe drive-in movie experience at Walmart Supercenters all across the country. https://t.co/PaxuOhsJuP
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One of the great things about this event is the guests are asked to remain in their own vehicles, making it a great family bonding time that is also guaranteed safe. Walmart assured that cars will not be in close contact with one another to maintain social distancing.
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In a statement, Walmart’s chief customer officer 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 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.”
CNN Business noted that among the things revived in the pandemic are drive-in theaters. It makes sense, given that it is a safer substitute to the enclosed, socially-packed traditional movie houses. Also, most of the theaters are still closed.
The “Walmart Drive-in” is primarily dedicated to families. Among the titles promised by the company include blockbuster movies like “Black Panther” and “Detective Pikachu,” and even classic stories like “Back to the Future” and “Ghostbusters.” There are also animated features in the wide assortment of titles, which were carefully curated by the Tribeca Film Festival. There will also be surprise virtual or live celebrity appearances, so watch out. Before every major movie are short films.
To reserve a spot, you can visit their website at thewalmartdrivein.com to find if a location near you will host a “Walmart Drive-in.” According to their sort of FAQ page, the gates are opened at 6:00 pm, while the film starts at 7:30 pm. They noted that late entries will not be accepted, so be there on time!