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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jul 6th, 20, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Drive-In Movies - Coming To A Walmart Near You??

It looks like they will be setting up temporary 'drive-in theaters' at 160 Walmarts nationwide.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...almart-summer/

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Re: Drive-In Movies - Coming To A Walmart Near You??

we went to the last ever showing at a local drive in that was closing for good last fall and went to another in May in another state.
I don't think a Walmart would have the same feel to it.

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Not that I would go, but you can't fit too many people into the trunks of todays cars!
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We still have a drive in, the admiral twin. Opened in 1951 and has run continually since then except when the screens burned down in 2010. Reopened in 2012. Spent many a night in my teenage years there.
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Any bets on which Walmart will host the first shooting death?

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Not that I would go, but you can't fit too many people into the trunks of todays cars!
Ain't that the truth, nothing like the trunk of my dad's 65 Impalla. Yeah those were the days.
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There is one in Guthrie, OK, next to the airport. It is still open during the warm months.

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Any bets on which Walmart will host the first shooting death?
I would have bet one near me, however I doubt Walmart is dumb enough to offer movies in my area even if the local governments would go along.

There are three within 10 miles, one has shootings in the parking lot a couple of times a year and was looted a few weeks ago, the second was looted then set on fire the same night, the third has a customer base made up by the dregs of society. I’m thinking either Netflix or Disney plus seem like a better options.

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There is one 20 miles from me in Sandusky mi. Hi-Way Drive In.

Try to go once a year.

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I would have bet one near me, however I doubt Walmart is dumb enough to offer movies in my area even if the local governments would go along.

There are three within 10 miles, one has shootings in the parking lot a couple of times a year and was looted a few weeks ago, the second was looted then set on fire the same night, the third has a customer base made up by the dregs of society. I’m thinking either Netflix or Disney plus seem like a better options.

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Exactly.

The first couple of showings will attract families for a fun night out.

Then, very quickly, car loads of troublemakers will start to show up, then the wars begin.

Not good, not safe, not happenin'.

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Sounds like a great idea.
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Exactly.

The first couple of showings will attract families for a fun night out.

Then, very quickly, car loads of troublemakers will start to show up, then the wars begin.

Not good, not safe, not happenin'.
It’s not a bad idea if they pick their locations well. There are 3500+ Super Centers in the US and only 160 are going to be used as drive-ins, they should be able to find that many that aren’t in **** hole communities.

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It’s not a bad idea if they pick their locations well. There are 3500+ Super Centers in the US and only 160 are going to be used as drive-ins, they should be able to find that many that aren’t in **** hole communities.

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