Walmart will be setting up drive-in theaters on its parking lots

Drive-in theaters have been soaring in popularity this year due to the current pandemic, and it gave moviegoers a chance to revisit classic films as well as some new ones. Amazon Studios offered free passes to drive-in theaters nationwide with films including Hook, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Black Panther. Not to be left out, Walmart will be joining in as well with its own drive-in theaters across many of its stores nationwide.

Walmart will be transforming its parking lots into drive-in theaters beginning on August 14, 2020. Additionally, dates, locations and films have been announced along with special appearances from filmmakers and guests at select showings. 160 Walmart stores across the nation will be hosting Walmart Drive-in, and they have teamed up with the Tribeca Film Festival.

The Walmart Drive-in will be free for Walmart customers, and it will run from August 14 through October 21 with 320 showings of popular films.

Here’s the list of revealed films that will be shown at Walmart Drive-in:

  • Friday Night Lights
  • The Karate Kid
  • Space Jam
  • Black Panther
  • Pokemon Detective Pikachu
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
  • Spy Kids
  • Teen Titans GO! To The Movies
  • Wonder Woman
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Ghostbusters
  • Men in Black: International
  • Back to The Future
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Goonies
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Dolphin Tale
  • Selena
  • Cars
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Lego Movie
  • Madagascar

Drew Barrymore will be the virtual host for all the events, and she will be making a surprise in-person appearance at one location. Revealed special guests include Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz.

To find out more information on specific dates, store locations and films, check out

“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,” said Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s Chief Customer Officer. “The Walmart Drive-in is one small way we’re supporting the communities we serve.”

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