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Walmart will start hosting drive-in movie showings on August 14.

Walmart To Host Drive-In Movie Screenings From August 14-October 21

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down many movie theaters since the start of the pandemic in March. This was due to the fear of the spread of the virus. AMC has already delayed their reopenings to sometime this month after an initial mid-July schedule. They had planned to reopen in time for releases of 'Tenet' and 'Mulan.' Mulan has since been scrapped from movie theaters amid more COVID-19 fear and will be available on Disney Plus on September 4 for $30.

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The Walmart drive in showings will take place from August 14-21.
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Some local movie theaters have began reopening over the past month along with Studio Movie Grill. Now, Walmart is coming through for the public who have been anxious to attend theaters for months.

This is titled the Walmart Drive In as they have revealed their showings for August 14-October 21. This will take place at 160 Walmart Supercenters in 26 states. People can also sign up as they will be getting free tickets. Tickets must be requested in advance and won't be available at the gate.

Films such as Black Panther and The Wizard Of Oz Will be screened at these Walmart locations.
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Guests must also remain in their cars as they will be socially distanced to ensure safety of others. For people who are outside of their cars, they must wear face coverings. There will be one car per ticket as well.

Box office hits such as Black Panther, The Wizard Of Oz, Space Jam, E.T The Extra-Terrestrial, and Spy Kids will be screened. According to a press release, celebrities are also scheduled to make appearances at these Walmarts all across the country.

Celebrities are expected to attend some screenings such as LeBron James and Jennifer Garner.
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Jennifer Garner, LeBron James, Chrissy Metz and Peter Berg will attend these screenings but it's still unknown whether they will do so in-person or virtually. Drew Barrymore will host the screenings virtually. All movies will be starting at 7:30pm as late policies are enforced. No alcohol is allowed either, which includes having them inside and outside of vehicles. As of now, there are no Walmart drive-ins set for New York or Connecticut, yet. These showings nationwide are expected to be packed house as audiences are ready to experience nostalgua.

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This was a very smart move by Walmart. Despite the significant amount of people who still refuse to go to theaters during the pandemic, many people still want to have a good night and see movies again. These showings are expected to do very well and there would be no surprise to see Walmart continue through the entire month of October. Many movie goers are trying to remain optimistic that new films will be returning to theaters by November's arrival.

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