Australia Credits roll on Brisbane’s last video store

13:04  14 february  2018
13:04  14 february  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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Netflix killed the video store : Brisbane ’ s last video shop has closed its doors. REMEMBER how your local video store used to be pumping on Friday and Saturday nights? BRISBANE ’ S last remaining video store has finally faced the final curtain.

That’s all folks.

The last remaining video store in Brisbane is calling it quits.

Brenton Snell will tonight close his Network Video store in Oxley for the last time, having spent years trying to save a dying tradition.

Technology has killed the video store.

Like the Walkman, Discman and VCRs before them, DVD rentals will soon be nothing more than a relic of simpler times.

Mr Snell recalls a trip to the video store as a kid being a monthly treat – a far cry from today, when streaming services provide a constant flow of new titles, right to our televisions.

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ONE of the Gold Coast’ s last video stores is not ready to let the final credits roll , pulling out all the stops to ensure the business stays open – including taking part in a movie production. goldcoastbulletin.com.au.

Brisbane ’ s last video store closes on February 14, 2018. The whole idea of Friday night on the couch with beer, soft drink, pizza and a video is almost gone. Brisbane ' s last video store owner Brenton Snell with customer, Remus (left) and James. Photo: Supplied.

“We grew up in a small mining town in Central Queensland,” Mr Snell told The TODAY Show’s Sylvia Jeffreys. “We used to drive two and a half hours to get our movies, so it was a treat for us to go once a month into our grandparent’s place and hit the movie store.”

So what will happen to the thousands of titles still carefully stacked on the shelves, categorised as either New Release, 3-Day or Weekly? They'll be sold off to new homes and possibly become collectors’ items.

Mr Snell has stayed in the game as long as he could, working hard to keep his passion alive.

“It was definitely a challenge,” he said. “We would have liked to make it further.”

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