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Video Store Demise and a Survival Story

 
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cedmagic
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Video Store Demise and a Survival Story Reply with quote

Here's an interesting article on the demise of yet another video rental store (in Canada) with some reminiscing about CED thrown in:

http://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/opinion/who-doesnt-miss-the-great-joy-of-late-fees-on-returned-movies/

Here in Portland, Oregon we have a video store named Movie Madness that was likewise on the verge of closing:

http://moviemadnessvideo.com

Movie Madness also has a large collection of original movie props and costumes. A few years ago I had a Sound of Music Sing-a-long bike ride that ended at this store and its display of a dress Julie Andrews wore in that movie while singing Do-Re-Mi.

But given Portland's quirky nature, a Kickstarter campaign was started to save the store, and that campaign has now achieved success. Watch the video on the Kickstarter page if you want to see some of the props in the store:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hollywoodtheatre/save-movie-madness
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow they even made over the goal, thats fantastic!
and i never rented a CED before but id sure be glad i didnt have to rewind it Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But remember that you CAN put them in upside-down...so it was related here.
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LeandroDo



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had no idea about this kickstarter campaign. I'm so glad it was funded. That store is so worth saving.
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