Oct. 1, 2016

Best Place to Rent Movies 2008

That Needs You to Stop Using Netflix!

July 24, 2008, 12:00 am
1 Video Library
120 E. Marcy St. #1

Twenty-seven years ago, owner/operator Lisa Harris, with the help of her buyer and life partner, Casey St. Charnez, opened Video Library, the state’s first video store. More than a quarter-century later, Video Library is still supplying Santa Feans with everything from the latest Hollywood releases to that obscure Scandinavian drama reviewed on your favorite blog. Superior knowledge of movies extends from the staff behind the counter all the way to St. Charnez who, when not buying movies for the store, is an editor for Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide (the best-selling 1,600-page film encyclopedia). “We’ve always been movie freaks, so if we didn’t do this we’d spend all our money on the other side of the counter,” Harris says. Harris attributes their continuing success in an I’ll-just-download-it-illegally culture to the loyal clientele and the personal connection Video Library shares with its customers. Harris says, “People come in and say, ‘I want three movies, you know what I like.’ It’s nice to be that trusted.”

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