Explained: The Fall of the Video Store Empire

In the early-1980s, video store chains popped up all over the country. The once-lucrative business rented out Betamax and VHS tapes at an affordable price for American families. By the late-1980s, VHS tapes dominated the market until DVDs and Blu-rays became all the craze in the early-2000s. The affordability of renting as opposed to buying a VHS in the 80s was astronomical! VHS tapes were available at drug stores, supermarkets, and major chains like Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, and Family Video.

Be kind and rewind. Relive the days of video rental…Minus the late fees.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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