Last month, Walmart teased us by saying that they’d be turning their parking lots into makeshift drive-in movie theaters.
Now, the retailer has announced their plans to offer 9 different films at 314 different showings between now and the end of October.
Here’s what you need to know:
Free tickets become available as of 5:00 PM EDT Aug. 5.
You’re going to want to head over to walmartdrive-in.com before the limited number of free movie tickets are snatched up.
Once 5 PM hits, you’ll be able to sign up for the specific drive-in showing nearest you, while supplies last. Tickets won’t be available at the gate.
They’ll be showing 9 different movies during the drive-in season.
The movies announced for the Walmart Drive-ins include:
- Black Panther (PG-13)
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
- Friday Night Lights (PG-13)
- Ghostbusters (PG)
- Space Jam (PG)
- Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse (PG)
- Spy Kids (PG)
- The Wizard of Oz (PG)
- Wonder Woman (PG-13)
Movies vary by location, and are subject to change.
160 Walmart Supercenter parking lots will become drive-in theaters over the next two months.
The 160 Walmarts will be in 26 different states, running 314 different showtimes between Aug. 14 and Oct. 21, 2020.
Visit Walmartdrive-in.com to see if/when your local Walmart is hosting showings.
Make sure you show up on time with your car, a radio and a mask.
Gates will open at 6 PM at all locations, with films starting at 7:30 PM. No late entry is allowed.
The movie’s audio will be broadcast over radio. Masks are required if you get out of your vehicle for any reason, and you must have enough seatbelts for everyone in your car. There’s no alcohol allowed.
Walmart Pickup will substitute the snack bar.
However the pop-up drive-ins are configured, each parking space will double as a Walmart Pickup location, allowing moviegoers to order snacks (and pretty much anything else Pickup allows), brought right to their car.
Keep the fun going with more than 50 free ‘Camp Walmart’ activities.
It’s been the longest summer of all time, thanks to coronavirus, and Walmart’s coming to parents’ aid with more than free 50 Camp by Walmart activities led by celebrities and experts, including:
- The Great Family Challenge,” which features various family-bonding activities, including actress Drew Barrymore taking campers through a make-up tutorial and basketball star LeBron James leading participants through mental and physical activities with help from his I PROMISE School educators.
- A morning kick-off with Head Camp Counselor, actor Neil Patrick Harris, who sends families through one of 14 camp challenges, from “Neil’s Charades” to musical Mad Libs.
- “Skills Camp” — a talent show which features experts teaching new skills, like singer and actress Idina “Elsa From Frozen” Menzel, who showcases her singing skills to campers.
- Designer Todd Oldham’s reimagined “Smarts and Crafts,” which teaches campers about creativity through the lens of arts, crafts and fashion.
More than 200 additional Camp activities will be added to the app by the end of summer. Look for Camp by Walmart in the app’s Services tab from the bottom navigation.