I miss Blockbuster!! I miss video stores! I miss being able to browse at my leisure, see all the hits - past and present, to touch the cases, read the synopsis, be pulled in by cool looking covers. I liked knowing there was a HUGE selection.
Redbox has killed the video store. I hate standing out in the cold, or rain, holding up the cover, with people lining up behind you, or having to wait just to return a dvd. The selection is AWFUL most the time. It is AMAZING how many bad movies are out there and that seems to be all there is to choose from most days you decide to rent. Also Redbox keeps going up in price.
We were able to rent movies the other day (older ones) for 99cents each for 5 days! It was so nice to be able to watch the movies when it was convenient for us. Also Blockbuster does offer streaming and dvd's sent to you.
Netflix has also killed the video store. It was so awesome when it first came out. It had endless offerings, and such a great selection of older movies. Now it's mostly B or worse movies. The site/app is so hard to navigate, it only shows a small portion of what they have. You have to know the name of what you want and type it in. I just want to see what I can get, easy and simple. Also it would be nice to categorize things by rating, rather than scrolling through endless titles. Netflix is basically only utilized for tv shows for me.
Lets bring back video stores! It was always so exciting as a kid to get to go and pick movies, keep the nostalgia, go rent a movie today!