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Walmart to Screen Free Drive-In Films Starting This August

Cars parked in a Walmart parking lot, watching a film during one of Walmart's drive-in movie events.

Lots of people are missing the cinema experience and going a little stir crazy with their kids. To help with that, Walmart and the Tribeca Film Festival have teamed up to offer free drive-in film screenings across the country.

Announced earlier this summer, the actual screenings start this month. Beginning on August 14th and continuing to October 21st of this year, there will be 320 showings at locations across the U.S.—offering a fun throwback to the heyday of the format when drive-in theaters were commonplace.

The screenings will cover a range of movies, both in terms of release dates and ratings. Some of the films are deep-cut classics like 1939’s The Wizard of Oz and 1982’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, both PG films. Others picks are more recent like Wonder Woman (2017) and Black Panther (2018), both PG-13.

The events are free, but you do need to register in advance. Like many old-school drive-ins, the movie’s audio tracks will be broadcast via low-power FM radio and everyone can tune in using their in-car radios to listen to the film. You can read more about the scheduled events at the official website here, including additional information about safety measures, screening dates, and more.

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