A Gallery of Closed Video Rental Stores

 
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    April 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm


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    We’re currently witnessing the last dying breaths of an American standard: the video rental store. For the past 30 years or so, movie rental stores like Blockbuster video, Hollywood video, and a huge assortment of independent video rental shops dominated the home movie viewing industry. But recently, movie-by-mail services have done serious fiscal to video rental stores, and Netflix’s latest online streaming capability is proving to be a death blow for movie rental stores. It’s a classic tale of survival of convenience. Within a couple of years video stores will be extinct, the empty (mostly) blue and yellow-clad storefronts serving only as architectural relics of an already primitive past. Here’s a gallery of closed movie rental stores to commemorate the passing of an era.

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