Tribeca Partners With Walmart to Expand Drive-In Series (Exclusive)

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The retailer will transform its store parking lots into contact-free movie theaters, allowing viewers to have a socially distanced big-screen experience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Shortly after announcing the lineup for its own summer drive-in series, Tribeca Enterprises announced a partnership with Walmart to expand the number and reach of those screenings.

Walmart — which will serve as a presenting partner for Tribeca's drive-in series, launching on July 2 — is transforming 160 of its store parking lots into contact-free drive-in movie theaters, allowing viewers to have a socially distanced big-screen experience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Walmart screenings will run from August through October with Tribeca programming the films. Additional details will be announced closer to the start of the tour here.

The Walmart screenings will feature appearances from stars as well as concessions delivered to customer vehicles. Additionally, moviegoers can order drive-in essentials for curbside pickup prior to the start of the movie.

"Drive-ins have been a signature program for Tribeca since we started the Tribeca Film Festival 19 years ago after 9/11,” Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival co-founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal said in a statement. "But now, the Tribeca Drive-In is much more than a fun, retro way to see movies — it’s one of the safest ways for communities to gather. We are thrilled to partner with Walmart to bring more people together around the shared cinematic experiences that Tribeca is known for."

The full schedule of Tribeca's Drive-In screenings is available here.