Walmart hosting free drive-in movies at several Georgia stores starting next week

Walmart hosting free drive-in movies at several Georgia stores starting next week

ATLANTA — Have you been wanting to try to go to a drive-in movie, but they seem to be too far? There are new options that may be closer to your home.

Walmart has announced it will host drive-in movies in several of its stores’ parking lots in Georgia.

The popular store says the movies will be free to Walmart customers and the movies will be playing Aug. 14 through Oct. 21. There will be 320 showings of hit movies.

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The stores in Georgia hosting the drive-in movies include Athens, Loganville, Columbus and many more.

The experience is a partnership between Walmart and the Tribeca Film Festival. More than 150 stores across the country will be participating.

“We recognize the challenges our customers and their families have faced over the last few months, and we wanted to create an experience where they could come together safely to create new memories. The Walmart Drive-in is one small way we’re supporting the communities we serve,” said Janey Whiteside, Walmart’s chief customer officer.

Walmart said audiences will enjoy a wide range of films safely from their own vehicle, including:

  • Inspiring sports stories like Friday Night Lights, The Karate Kid and Space Jam
  • Blockbuster franchises including Black Panther, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Lego Batman Movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Spy Kids, Teen Titans GO! To the Movies and Wonder Woman
  • Out-of-this-world stories like E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ghostbusters and Men in Black: International
  • Nostalgic favorites including Back to the Future, Beetlejuice, The Goonies and The Wizard of Oz
  • Inspiring true stories from Dolphin Tale to Selena
  • Animated features every member of the family can enjoy like Cars, The Iron Giant, The Lego Movie and Madagascar
  • Ahead of each feature presentation, audiences will screen one of a number of short films, including Bilby, Bird Karma, Brooklyn Breeze, CROW: The Legend, Fire in Cardboard City, INVASION!, Looney Tunes’ Boo! Appetweet and Marooned

Actress Drew Barrymore will serve as virtual host for all events. She will also make a surprise in-person appearance at one location.

Walmart said families will be also be treated to surprise virtual or in-person appearances from Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz at select showings.

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