Renting has always been an economical option for those unready to commit, allowing hesitant buyers to rent furniture for their homes, a professionally constructed costume for an undercover investigation, or a spouse for a family reunion. Today's Groupon gets film buffs in on the action: for $3, you get $6 worth of movie rentals at Bird Dog Video.
Bird Dog boasts an abundant stock of rare, hard-to-find, and all-around entertaining DVDs and video games, with vintage classics sharing shelf-space with high-demand new releases and sharp Blu-ray boxes. Peruse the offerings of stomach-churning foreign horror, rare animation features, cyborg-filled sci-fi, and melodious music features, or seek out a hard-to-find documentary on the history of Canada's quilt-knitting subculture. Full television series are stocked at the shop, which makes it an excellent place for two X-Files fanatics to mutually uncover the truth of a friendship turned into an awkwardly budding romance or for a Degrassi-phile to find a reason to call in sick to work for another day. New releases start at $5.25, while old stock films cost $3.50 for two nights; video games are available by the week ($7 for older games, $9 for new releases).
Bird Dog's funky atmosphere, with checkered floors and bright-blue walls lined with a colourful array of DVD cases, invites busy executives to spend a Saturday night at home on the couch, admiring the curves and crevices of a young Robert Redford's face. So seize the opportunity to see last season's favourites, or gift this Groupon to a busy film scholar looking to brush up on the cult-classic canon.
- …somewhat of a clearing house for good, bad, brilliant, brutal, classic, cultured, obscure, overlooked and completely out there cinema offerings. – Herald
- They've got DVDs in-stock that no other joint in Calgary has got and the staff is composed solely of film buffs (something that I, for one, TRULY appreciate). – Sapna G., Yelp
1333 16 Ave. SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0Z7Get Directions