Before movies, people had to entertain themselves by forcing family members to act out scenes from the highly acclaimed play Eating a Bowl of Cereal. Avoid old-timey entertainment with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 movie rentals at The Videodrome (a $41.99 value, including GST).
At The Videodrome, movie buffs browse an extensive selection of DVDs and Blu-Rays maintained by a helpful, knowledgeable staff of dedicated movie masters. The store's film library includes new releases (for one night) and a deep back catalogue (for seven nights) encompassing Hollywood blockbusters, cult rarities, dogs who can talk, classics, foreign films, and indies. In addition to the standard categories, The Videodrome groups its rentals into specific sections such as featured directors and literary adaptations, where renters can find movie versions of Shakespeare's plays, Jane Austen's novels, and Eugene Levy's stream of consciousness. Recognizing that the plethora of choices can overwhelm, The Videodrome employs a fleet of film obsessives who welcome challenging questions and savour, like misunderstood falcons, the hunt for hard-to-find visual art. The owners strive to make browsing a pleasing pastime by offering free popcorn and allowing dogs to accompany their owners.
The Videodrome’s staff of true movie lovers celebrates the experience of browsing by organizing Blu-Ray and DVD sections by featured directors, film noir installments, literary adaptations, and employee favorites. The cinematic labyrinth houses an extensive selection ranging from new Hollywood blockbusters to cult rarities, while also featuring film classics and special-ordering elusive titles. Over the store’s 15-year existence, staffers have built relationships with loyal customers, gaining the trust necessary to recommend favorite movies or give amateur tax advice. Customers toss handfuls of complimentary popcorn into mouths while browsing, and can bring dogs into the store for companionship or assistance in choosing between Air Bud and Beethoven.
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