Tribeca and Walmart Drive-In Screenings
The Tribeca Film Festival is teaming up with Walmart for a new drive-in series that will take place at 160 Walmart stores across the country. Store parking lots will be turned into outdoor theaters Aug. 14 to Oct. 21 for free screenings of family-friendly films, including classics such as “The Karate Kid,” “Back to the Future,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Ghostbusters” and “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial” as well as more contemporary fare like “Black Panther,” “Wonder Woman” and “The Lego Movie.”
Drew Barrymore will serve as virtual hosts for all the screenings. Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz are expected to make virtual or in-person appearances.
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