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Lido and Classic Video Stores

Borrow a DVD or VHS — or share your own — at the Lido and Classic cinemas' lockdown lending libraries.
By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2021
By Sarah Ward
September 09, 2021

If you love movies, then you likely miss video stores. You probably have fond memories of all that time time you used to spend scouring the shelves trying to decide what to watch, as well as your attempts to find gems — or just truly weird and wonderful flicks — beyond the big new releases. Scrolling through streaming services just isn't the same, even if it has been keeping us all occupied during lockdown.

The folks at the Lido and Classic cinemas clearly miss old-school video stores, too. So, during Melbourne's ongoing lockdown, the pair have set up their own lending libraries. If you live within five kilometres of either, you can head by to borrow a DVD or VHS copy of a range of movies. You'll obviously need a player to pop them in at home, though.

Set up in a tower of crates outside both cinemas, these video stores encourage folks to borrow, watch, then return their flicks of choice — all without paying a cent. And, if you have some old discs or tapes at home that you don't want, you can donate them to the cause to help out your fellow locked-down movie buffs.

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