With the lack of movie theaters open and continued social distancing guidelines around the country, the drive-in theater has experienced a renaissance in the United States. Because it may be difficult to find a drive-in close by, many community organizations and indoor theaters have resorted to “pop-up” drive-ins in their parking lots.
Beginning in August, Walmart will get in on the act (in conjunction with Tribecca Enterprises who will program the screenings) by transforming 160 of its store parking lots into temporary drive-in movie theaters throughout the summer and fall.
According to the official Walmart press release, the chain “…will roll out this red carpet experience in towns across the country for a combined 320 showings. This family-friendly night will include hit movies, special appearances from filmmakers and celebrities and concessions delivered right to customer vehicles.”
No specific dates or locations have been announced as of yet, so keep checking the official Walmart Drive-In website for more information.
And if you are looking for traditional drive-ins in your area (some that have been operating since the drive-ins heyday of the 1950’s), please consult Driveinmovie.com for a full list of fully operational drive-ins by state.