Have you hugged your Video Store Proprietor today? INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT VIDEO STORE DAY is reason to! Dig it, Tapeheads!
Eyesore Cinema proprietor and IIVSD founder Daniel Hanna. He knows Video Stores are awesome, and knowing is half the battle!Were you involved with the Video Store era? Did you own a store, or work at one? Or were you a loving patron like most of us? All of the above. I patronized many indie video shops growing up and eventually got a job at one of my favorite shops. Now I am the proud owner of my own indie video shop: Eyesore Cinema!!!
Why do you think it's important to remember all of the video stores of yore? Nostalgia is nice... but the point of Video Store Day is to celebrate and support the shops that still exist!!!
What is it about the video store experience that makes it so unique and special?
People… that's what makes any experience unique and special. Without people to share your joy, joy becomes pointless.
I ran into a former customer (from a previous job at another video shop) who, during our chat about my new shop, said "How can I
It's the people, indeed! The Eyesore mascot and "friend" havin' a (eye)ball and lovin' yo Mom!
What do you love about the VHS format? Almost nothing... the only thing that I fondly remember about VHS is some of the box art. I do not miss the soft picture or the lame sound, nor do I miss the tracking problems, the tapes snapping, Pan & Scan aspect ratios.... (ED. NOTE: To each his own!)
What were some of your favorite rentals from the the video era? Oh, man!!! Why don't you just ask me which one of my children I love the most!!!!
What are your special plans for Video Store Day? Well, here at EYESORE CINEMA, we will be offering massive discounts on rentals and sales. We have lots of fun prizes and give-aways and, this year, we are putting special EYESORE CINEMA coupons in every rental case. So the more you rent, the more deals you get for future visits to the shop!!!
How can people help spread the word about Video Store Day? SCREAM YOUR DAMN FOOL HEADS OFF!!!! PUNCH STRANGERS IN THE FACE!!! WHATEVER IT TAKES AND BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!!
Yeah! Do that! And you can also check out the IIVSD website HERE, and spread the love by sharing the link! Keep feedin' that VCR, tapeheads, and LOVE your indie shops. They're the ones that will keep the obscure and esoteric alive for all to rent and enjoy!