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Old 01-03-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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There are a few video stores in and near Portland, Oregon:

Movie Madness- This is by far the coolest video store I've ever seen. First, they have an absolutely huge collection (I think it's over 90,000 titles), and the store is also a museum with movie costumes, props, and posters on display. It's on Belmont Street near Mt Tabor, definitely worth checking out if you live nearby.

Blockbuster- Yeah, there is actually a Blockbuster the remains open in Sandy, Oregon, though I've never been inside.

Clinton Street Video- This is across the street from the Clinton Street Theater.

Just In Video- A small store on Powell Blvd in Gresham. Nothing really special about it, but it's there.
Blockbusters all closed around here a few years ago, I asked the Family Video owner about them closing, he said they got out too quickly, and they could have hung on for a little while longer. Even the guy who owns 5 Family Videos admitted he knew DVD rental was going to be temporary when he started, and he will go out of business once DVDs are no longer produced.
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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Joining Amazon Prime gives one access to 1000's of films to stream - many or most free, some $3.99.

Would vastly choose the above (or possibly Netflix) for the ease and convenience of not going out to rent a film, and then returning it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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Joining Amazon Prime gives one access to 1000's of films to stream - many or most free, some $3.99.

Would vastly choose the above (or possibly Netflix) for the ease and convenience of not going out to rent a film, and then returning it.
Theres actually a few free streaming sites. The best one I have found is 'gomovies.com' and putlocker. These sites have had every single movie Ive ever searched for!

No cost, no credit card required, nothing to download or install...its totally free!!

The only catch is, some movies, you have to watch a very short ad before the movie plays, but this is only for new releases. example, i was able to watch The last Jedi 3 days after it was released, but had to watch a short Toyota ad first...it was well worth it imo!
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Old 02-10-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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We have two one of which isn't worth mentioning but the other is! I believe we have one of the best video rental stores I have ever seen, can't find it here then give it up.




I ask because for the most part you don't see Block Busters, Etc,
Yes and it would be ijnteresting knowing if there are any OFFICIAL stores that rent VHS now. (Of 2005 and older titles (They stopped producing them in 2005))

Alot of us still love VHS after all
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:55 PM
 
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Yes and it would be ijnteresting knowing if there are any OFFICIAL stores that rent VHS now. (Of 2005 and older titles (They stopped producing them in 2005))

Alot of us still love VHS after all
There definitely are stores that still rent VHS, but the question is whether any stores still rent regular movies on VHS. Both Movie Madness in Portland and Scarecrow Video in Seattle rent VHS. However, the titles they carry are stuff that is either rare or never released on DVD.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:57 PM
 
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Wow thats awesome to know that indeed some places do still rent them!!!
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Old 02-20-2018, 12:48 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Family Video still has a large presence in my area. I have no idea why. I haven't entered a video store in almost 20 years.
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Yes, Family Video is alive and well in our town.
Same here and although I don't use them I do know people who still do rent both the VHS and DVD formats.
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Old 02-24-2018, 10:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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The only video store I've seen here that is still open is an adult video store that's been around for years. Surprising considering all the available adult content on cable and the internet.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:31 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Best 15 Video Rental Stores in Albuquerque, NM with Reviews - YP.com: https://www.yellowpages.com/albuquer...-rental-stores
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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There was one in Chatham, NY last year when I drove through town.
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