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Walmart bringing free drive-in movies to North Augusta

From Aug. 14 through Oct. 21, there will be 320 showings of popular movies at 160 stores across the country.
From Aug. 14 through Oct. 21, there will be 320 showings of popular movies at 160 stores across the country.(Source: Walmart)
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 11:29 AM EDT
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – Walmart is transforming some of its parking lots into free drive-in movie theaters, and North Augusta will be one of the sites.

Starting at 5 p.m. today, you can sign up for tickets at TheWalmartDriveIn.com. They’ll be free but limited, and you’ll need to get one in advance because they won’t be available at the gate.

In the CSRA, the movies will come to North Augusta, with showings on Oct. 9 and 10 — rain or shine — as part of a program at 160 supercenters across the country.

The films will vary by location, and we don’t know which ones are coming here yet, but the selection will include:

  • “Wonder Woman,” PG-13, 2017
  • “Spy Kids,” PG, 2001
  • “Space Jam,” PG, 1996
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG, 2018
  • “Ghostbusters,” PG, 1984
  • “The Wizard of Oz,” PG, 1939
  • “Black Panther,” PG-13, 2018
  • “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” PG, 1982
  • “Friday Night Lights,” PG-13, 2004

“E.T.” star Drew Barrymore will be virtual host for the events and will also make a surprise in-person appearance at one location. Surprise virtual or in-person appearances also are planned from Peter Berg, Jennifer Garner, LeBron James and Chrissy Metz.

Things to know

  • Gates will open at 6 p.m. and the film will start at 7:30 p.m. Staff members will guide you to a parking spot, and no late entry will be allowed.
  • One ticket will be needed per car, and you must have a vehicle, but you can bring as many people as you have seat belts.
  • You’ll need an FM radio to listen to the film.
  • For the most part, you’ll need to stay in your car. You‘ll need to wear a mask outside the vehicle and in the restroom, which will be inside the store.
  • This is a family event, so no alcohol will be allowed, but you can bring snacks. Walmart previously announced that food would be sold on site and that snack packs could be purchased in advance.

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