Video Stores Still Holding Out

By Mary Erickson As the film and TV industry continue to tectonically shift, driven in part by Netflix and other streaming services increasing their foothold among preferred viewer platforms, there remain some vestiges of the “good ole days.” The neighborhood video store, once the queen of Friday night entertainment, has for the most part faded…

All Hail the Video Store

By Mary Erickson When I was little, my family owned an RCA Videodisc player. This groundbreaking technology, introduced in 1981, used an LP-sized disc encased in plastic, which was inserted into a slot in the front of the machine. Halfway through the movie, we’d have to take out the disc, flip it over, and reinsert…