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11 Stories About What It Used To Be Like Renting Movies

| Right | April 15, 2021

Dear readers,

Some of you might be too young to remember this, but in the age before Netflix, there was the video rental store. For a very limited number of days, you could borrow the latest blockbusters (if they had enough in stock!) and risk the late-return fee to ensure you had the perfect movie night. They even sold popcorn! And in the days before DVDs, you were reminded to be a decent human being and “be kind, rewind!”

As we’re feeling nostalgic, we’ve gone deeper into the archives than usual today and rounded up eleven stories about video rental places that will remind many of us how difficult it used to be just to watch a movie.


Lack Of Grey Matter – This isn’t as simple as black and white… except that it is.

Lindsay Lohan Is Bad For Your Health – Personally, I prefer Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen.

His Wife Must Be A Real Blockbuster… – Dishonesty in marriage. You hate to see it.

Saw The Wrong Dust – Robert De Niro is an absolute treasure in that movie.

Houston Had It Easy – Hits from the comments: “Houston, we have an idiot.”

Not Thinking Inside The Box – Hits from the comments: “You mean I have to shell the peanuts before I eat them? It doesn’t say anything on the package!”

The Point Of No Return – He must be a real hit at the library.

Not Quite Three-Thinking – Star Trek might be a little advanced for this customer.

Modern Technology Can Pass By In A Blur – Changing technology can be hard to keep up with!

Not Thinking Outside The Box – Part 2 – Praise the Lord for the invention of streaming.

DVD: Die Video Die – IT’S NOT A FRISBEE!


We hope you enjoyed this Video-Rental-themed roundup! Want to send in your own story? Submit your story here!

Some other roundups to check out if you liked this one:

12 Stories About Parents Taking Their Kids To An R-Rated Movie


23 Stories About 3D Movies And The Customers Too Dumb To Figure Them Out

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