Wal-Mart plans to turn some of its parking lots into open-air cinemas: go live next month

Wal-Mart has just announced a surprise plan to use its existing real estate to restore a virtually defunct way of turning parking lots in some stores into car theaters,media reported. The theater will go live in early August, the company said. Wal-Mart announced the new plan on Twitter and has launched a website to promote it.

Wal-Mart plans to turn some of its parking lots into open-air cinemas: go live next month

According to Wal-Mart, the theaters will work with Tribeca. Tribeca says her new plan will help the public keep their social distance while watching movies.

Wal-Mart plans to turn some of its parking lots into open-air cinemas: go live next month

Wal-Mart said the car theater will be located in some Wal-Mart stores across the United States. The plan is not yet well understood, including price, service duration, and which stores will launch the service.

But Wal-Mart says it will offer food and beverage services by the side of the car, so people don’t have to get off. This is arguably the best way to watch movies in this context, which allows people to enjoy the film while maintaining a social distance.