Walmart opening 160 drive-in theaters

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My book has a comprehensive list from 1955-1974. It’s only sci fi and horror though.
Still that's way cool and 55-74 would've been the golden age for Drive-ins. I'm not old enough to have been in a theater in the 50s though as a toddler I went to some in the 60s. I drove my tricycle!

I should've posted this link before. It's loaded with neat Drive in stuff
http://www.driveintheater.com/



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There's no information about locations or movie titles yet, but this should be the link for the website:

https://walmartdrive-in.com/
Odd. I clicked the site to check in on locations and it takes me to “the Walmart drive in is a private event.”
Then requires an access code. What? 🤔



Odd. I clicked the site to check in on locations and it takes me to “the Walmart drive in is a private event.”
Then requires an access code. What? 🤔

I just checked the link, and it seems to be working now, (but it still shows the info is "COMING SOON"). Maybe it was just a glitch earlier?
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The trick is not minding
I just checked the link, and it seems to be working now, (but it still shows the info is "COMING SOON"). Maybe it was just a glitch earlier?
Yep. Back to normal



Well, this is turning out to be a bit of a disappointment. Evidently the admission is free, but they're showing older movies, of which many are available for streaming/home viewing. I'd been hoping for some type of first run movies.

The general idea has merit, but WalMart's application seems to be more of an incentive for store sales...

https://thewalmartdrivein.com/



The trick is not minding
Well, this is turning out to be a bit of a disappointment. Evidently the admission is free, but they're showing older movies, of which many are available for streaming/home viewing. I'd been hoping for some type of first run movies.

The general idea has merit, but WalMart's application seems to be more of an incentive for store sales...

https://thewalmartdrivein.com/
Yeah, I was thinking they’d show new releases as well. Talk about a missed opportunity here



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A good drive in double bill to see on a date would be Eyes Wide Shut and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

As for Wal-Mart having the wrong incentive perhaps, what if other movie theaters, used their parking lots as drive ins to show new movies? Would they get on the bandwagon for that?



...what if other movie theaters, used their parking lots as drive ins to show new movies?...
That's not a bad idea actually. I could see that happening if the pandemic goes on for a long time. It might be a way for movie theaters to keep from closing up permanently.



Well, this is turning out to be a bit of a disappointment. Evidently the admission is free, but they're showing older movies, of which many are available for streaming/home viewing. I'd been hoping for some type of first run movies.

The general idea has merit, but WalMart's application seems to be more of an incentive for store sales...

https://thewalmartdrivein.com/
Actually I would've been surprised if they showed first run movies, unless of course Walmart has financial tie-ins to someone like Disney. That list of movies in the link you posted looks to me to be a fair cross sample of films. Glad to see Ghostbusters and The Wizard of Oz being shown.



Actually I would've been surprised if they showed first run movies, unless of course Walmart has financial tie-ins to someone like Disney. That list of movies in the link you posted looks to me to be a fair cross sample of films. Glad to see Ghostbusters and The Wizard of Oz being shown.
I recall from the first announcement several months ago that WalMart had partnered with a big company. But there's no mention of it now I don't believe, so maybe their deal fell through.

I guess I can see how a family with limited resources would like to pile the kids into the family Ford and go see a classic movie on a big screen for free.



Well, this is turning out to be a bit of a disappointment. Evidently the admission is free, but they're showing older movies, of which many are available for streaming/home viewing. I'd been hoping for some type of first run movies.

The general idea has merit, but WalMart's application seems to be more of an incentive for store sales...

https://thewalmartdrivein.com/

I think it would be great to see movies like The Wizard of Oz and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on the big screen, but I can't find a location anywhere near me. (It won't even give me any locations at all.)

Is the "Find Your Local Walmart Drive-in" section working for anyone?