South Dakota movie rental store to close
DELL RAPIDS, S.D. (AP) — It wasn't the digital era that forced Dan Ahlers to close his video rental store.
When national behemoths such as Blockbuster folded under competition from Netflix,...
BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it'll be the only one in the world.
DVD rental returns to Baltimore with nonprofit Beyond Video
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore will be getting back into the movie rental game this weekend.
Mauldin Family Video taps into nostalgia
MAULDIN, S.C. (AP) — At 10:50 a.m. on a crisp November morning, 10 minutes before the Family Video store was scheduled to open, Donna DuPage was waiting patiently in the parking lot with her daughter, Karen Crum. It was a Tuesday — her regular movie rental day.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A business has helped an Oklahoma man who had been facing a more than $200 fine and a warrant for his arrest for an overdue movie rental he had forgotten about after becoming homeless.
Tulsa television station KTUL reports Lonnie Perry had rented the movie "Ted" in 2014 from a rental store in Claremore, located northeast of Tulsa.
Indiana recommends bid for prison computer tablets
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Correction is negotiating with a company to provide tablets with educational and entertainment materials for all inmates.
Inmates wouldn't be charged for the tablets, but most services could carry a hefty cost for access, the Indianapolis Star reported.
It was Friday night, payday. I was alone in my spotless home with nothing on the TV and no plans to go out. But my heart grew weary at the prospect of another lonely evening spent genre shopping on Netflix. Surely there’s another way to navigate the great indoors. Maybe even one where I’d make some brief contact with another soul?
Movie fans making good use of Madison Public Library’s extensive collection
With few brick and mortar movie rental businesses still operating around Madison, the public library remains a viable alternative for people who enjoy browsing aisles of films.
A big advantage the public library has over its dwindling pay-to-rent peers: it's free to borrow most movies on a library card. Madison library card holders can check out a majority of titles in the library's collection for seven days, while just-released titles can be rented for two days at $3.
- The Santa Fe New MexicanSanta Fe’s only remaining video rental shop not ready to press pauseApril 14, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceSorry Netflix, Many Still Like This Brick-and-mortar Rental ChainFebruary 18, 2019
- Star TribuneMinneapolis' last movie rental store is calling it quitsAugust 28, 2018