Walmart, one of the largest retailers in the United States, has announced that it is ready to turn 160 parking lots scattered around the country near its supermarkets into contactless cinemas.
For a family who decides to spend the evening at such a parking lot, popular films and meetings with film celebrities - actors and directors - will be offered. It is planned to show 320 films by October.
Walmart is one of the few companies that will probably be able to afford it, since it already has everything it needs to do it - and above all, a lot of space. It is also not difficult to set up the projector, install the screen and the necessary equipment for broadcasting over short distances in order to relay the sound to car radios. In addition, supermarket staff will deliver snacks and drinks directly to spectators' cars.
However, Walmart will have to address a number of organizational issues to transform parking lots into movie theaters. In particular, it is not entirely clear how to manage the parking lot, which will be attended by ordinary buyers and moviegoers at the same time. And what about the toilets for them? Will they be portable dry closets, or will moviegoers have to use the toilets in the store?