Before video, film buffs wishing to experience their favourite movies at home were forced to reenact scenes entirely from memory, leading to an increase in home Death Star sales. Take advantage of modern technology with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four seven-evening DVD rentals and a jumbo popcorn (a $24.95 Value) at Jumbo Video. Choose from three locations: Highland Drive, Hamlyn Rd, and Conception Bay South.
Living up to its name, Jumbo Video stocks a virtual Alexandrian library of movies, talkies, and at least one novelty-size videocassette. Cinephiles and the cine-curious can plan out video viewing parties by browsing the enormous catalogue of films online, organized by genre, or searchable by director, actor, or gaffer from Jumbo Video's homepage. More spontaneous collectors can plunge into the in-store title tidal wave. Some of the current seven-day offerings include such campy yuk-ups as Dinner for Schmucks and Oscar-nominated The Social Network, the fictionalized account of one Harvard student's eccentric plan to entrap the entire student body in a campus-wide butterfly net.
Rental periods vary by location, and not all films are seven-day rentals, but Groupon holders are welcome to call ahead to see if their picky pet iguana's favourite flick is available. Membership is required to rent from Jumbo Video, but it's as easy as bringing in two forms of identification, and as free as bird in a lost and found bin.