Oct. 1, 2016

Best Local Place to Rent Movies

—We Called Them Video Stores in the 20th Century.

July 22, 2009, 12:00 am

1 Video Library
120 E. Marcy St.

The Video Library has been around for as long as time has existed—well, for almost 28 years, making it the first/oldest video store in the state. And in known memory—the last nine years—it’s taken the top accolades in Best of Santa Fe. Unlike highly marketed favorites such as Snickers and Bud Light, Video Library’s lo-fi presence has, counter-intuitively, kept it at the front of the pack. While the rest of the cinema world is caught up in HD-TV and figuring out what analog is and why it doesn’t work, Video Library adheres to timeworn business principles.

Owner and operator Lisa Harris can’t credit fancy overhead or even digital catalogs for Video Library’s success but, instead, the staff and the movies themselves: “We try to have very interesting and informed librarians to help you find movies you maybe never heard of,” she says. And with the most eclectic selection around, chock-full of foreign and esoteric titles, it’s likely you haven’t. No worries; the staff surely has and is always ready to offer up advice.

2 Hastings, DeVargas Center, 542 N. Guadalupe St., 988-3973

3 Casablanca Video, 1935 Warner St., 473-0600
   4601 Airport Road, 438-4422


comments powered by Disqus

Morning Word: Stolen Email Lawsuit Dropped

Morning Word A federal lawsuit filed by several people who had their emails stolen by Jamie Estrada, a former Republican operative who gained control of the Gov. Susana Martinez 2010 web domain, has been dismissed. ... More

Sept. 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


* indicates required
Choose your newsletter(s):
August 31, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm  
September 7, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  
August 31, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller  
September 14, 2016 by Steven Hsieh  

@SFReporter on Instagram