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Ritz Video Store

Sydneysiders could borrow a DVD or VHS — or share their own — at the Randwick Ritz's lockdown lending library.
By Sarah Ward
September 03, 2021
By Sarah Ward
September 03, 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 Randwick Ritz clearly miss old-school video stores, too. So, during Sydney's ongoing lockdown, the cinema has set up its own lending library. If you live within the same Local Government Area, or within five kilometres of the venue, 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 the cinema, the video store encourages 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.

Head along from 1–4.30pm on Sunday, September 5 and you'll also be able to takeaway popcorn, choc-tops, beers, wine, gift cards and cinema merchandise as part of a Father's Day pop-up. If you nab something for yourself as well as your dad, that's completely fine as well.

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