Miss going to the movies with the whole family? Walmart has announced a new partnership with Tribeca Enterprises to convert 160 of its store locations into temporary drive-in movie theaters this summer where you’ll be able to catch family-friendly movies in a safe, socially distant environment.
“Beginning in August, Walmart 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,” a press release from the company reads.
The new Walmart Drive-In theater program is part of an ongoing initiative from Tribeca to bring a contact-free, drive-in movie experience to destinations all across the country.
Tribeca co-founder Robert De Niro said “The Tribeca Drive-In series is a tribute to movies and the shared experience of watching them, even if from our cars. In anticipation of theaters reopening imminently, we look back at what we love about the big screen experience.”
Starting in August at select Walmart stores, we’re partnering with @Tribeca and rolling out the red carpet for drive-in movie premieres, complete with car-side ?and ?service. Stay tuned for more details. See you at the movies! https://t.co/JfUPB6QK8C pic.twitter.com/t4Enk8aYzL
— Walmart (@Walmart) July 1, 2020
The Walmart Drive-In screenings are set to run from August through October with Tribeca selecting the films that will be shown. Expect family-friendly movies everyone can enjoy.
“Drive-ins have been a signature program for Tribeca since we started the Tribeca Film Festival 19 years ago after 9/11,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said. “But now, the Tribeca Drive-In is much more than a fun, retro way to see movies — it’s one of the safest ways for communities to gather. We are thrilled to partner with Walmart to bring more people together around the shared cinematic experiences that Tribeca is known for.”
While details regarding which Walmart stores will host the drive-in screenings and what movies will be shown, the company has launched a website where details will be announced in the near future.