Walmart Is Hosting Free Drive-In Movie Nights Across The Country

published Sep 7, 2020
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vintage drive in movie sign with palm trees
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Up until about March of this year, drive-in movies were considered a vintage Americana pastime. But with coronavirus still plaguing the country, going to the drive-in has become part of so many households’ weekly activities. Walmart is now hopping on the drive-in bandwagon, and now 160 Walmart locations will offer drive-in movie nights from now through October.

The Walmart Drive-In is a pop-up event, co-sponsored by the Tribeca Film Festival, that is currently touring the United States, making stops at 160 Walmart Superstores across the country. It’s totally free to attend and family-friendly films like “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”, “Wonder Woman”, “Space Jam”, “Spy Kids”, and “Black Panther” are on the lineup.

Drew Barrymore is virtually hosting each movie night, and according to Good News Network, it’s rumored that she may show up in-person at one of the events. Other celebs like LeBron James, director Peter Berg, and Chrissy Metz are also slated to make guest appearances either virtually or in-person.

Jennifer Garner stopped by the Walmart Drive-In in Hurricane, West Virginia on September 1 to say hello to everyone in attendance.

According to the Walmart Drive-In website, attendees should bring an FM radio (or use their car radio), a mask, and their family—you’re allowed to bring ”as many people as you have seatbelts in your car.” Snacks, drinks, and other goodies are given out to those who attend—again, all for free!

Over on the website, you can search by location to see where the Walmart Drive-In will happen in your area, and you can reserve your tickets on the site as well. Tickets are not sold on-site, so book now to take part in this super cool experience.