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Drive-in movie theaters coming to Walmart parking lots around Tampa Bay

Some of the movies being shown include "Wonder Woman," "Space Jam" and "Black Panther."
Credit: Walmart

TAMPA, Fla. — We are all really missing the thrill of going to the movies, and around the country, people are looking to the last remaining drive-in theaters for some socially-distanced entertainment.

The latest business to offer that drive-in experience is none other than Walmart, which is turning its parking lots into drive-ins. Those pop-up drive-ins are coming to a dozen Walmart stores in the Tampa Bay area Aug. 14 through Oct. 21.

The Walmart store on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard will show "Spider-Man" on Sept. 15, followed by "Spy Kids" on Sept. 16. Tickets and more viewing information is available at walmartdrive-in.com as they are announced.

The company said you'll get to see these movies play in Walmart parking lots:

  • Wonder Woman
  • Spy Kids
  • Space Jam
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Black Panther
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Friday Night Lights

Walmart said the availability of movies is subject to change, and in a release noted other movies that could play at the drive-ins.

Here's what Tampa Bay area stores will have pop-up drive-in theaters:

  • Pinellas Park
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Bradenton
  • Winter Haven
  • Mulberry
  • Lakeland
  • Tampa
  • Spring Hill
  • Inverness

Elsewhere in Florida, drive-ins will come to Walmart stores in Miami, Pembroke Pines and Avon Park.

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