Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Summer Flashbacks: Video Warehouse Closes!

This is the first in a series of short stories I plan to write about events and activities that happened while I was on Summer Hiatus (from late June to early October). --ST

Done in, I’m taking a guess here, by Netflix and cable’s Video On Demand, the Video Warehouse shuttered its store on S. Glebe Road (on the corner of S. 5th Street) late last June. This truck was photographed in early July, cleaning out the remnants. (Hollywood Video on S. George Mason at Columbia Pike also closed over the summer.)

Although not technically in Buckingham, it was just about a 20 minute walk from the corner of N. George Mason Drive and Arlington Boulevard, which meant it was a perfect (if loud and scary) walk for the dog and me down Glebe. When Netflix just wouldn’t get to us fast enough, I found myself there, taking advantage of whatever special they had going on.

Remember the days before Netflix when they had Wednesdays “Five for Five Bucks” or something like that? You could rent five movies on Wednesdays and keep them all weekend for five doallars! Those were the days before children, of course, when we had free time and were awake long enough to watch movies late into the evening.

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