Friday/ net flicks killed the video store

Video Killed the Radio Star was the first music video shown on MTV in the United States at 12:01am on 1 August 1981.  Well, now there is something that is killing the video (store) : streaming flicks over the internet with Netflix or Amazon Instant Video.   On 15th Video held out for a long time as the last video store here on Capitol Hill, but it has now also closed its business.  Even its collection of rare and weird cult flicks alongside the new releases and hits could not save it.

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Closed for good : the old firehouse that housed a video store here on 15th Avenue on Capitol Hill where I live, has closed. The red neon sign says DVDs Videos, but the OPEN is no longer lit up. No word yet on what the building will be used for next.

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