Thanks to Karen for answering our recent batch of questions!
What was your local video shop called?
‘Video Den’ in my hometown (Va), ‘Photoplay’ and ‘Kim’s’ were the ones I used as an adult, and then there was one I forget the name of, maybe ‘JAF videos’. All three of those were in NYC. Oh, and ‘Heads Together’ in Pittsburgh.
Do you remember the owner?
The last two I knew the owners by sight and to say hello to.
Did you collect or buy ex-rental tapes from video shops that closed down?
Yes, lots. Mostly from stores I didn’t frequent as a renter. Heads Together was the only one that closed while I was using it, and then I bought a bunch of their tapes.
Did your video shop keep a few rare items under the counter?
Not that I know of. I was there mostly to rent.
Did you manage to get 18 certificate films when you were still a youngster?
No, not my scene.
Did you design your own art work or VHS covers?
Have you imported video tapes from Europe and further afield?
Do you have and still use a VHS player?
Yes, and often.
What old formats do you still enjoy?
VHS tapes. (Also vinyl records, cassette tapes.)
Have you been a video shop owner, or are you still?