Thanks to @moviesmovington for reminding me that today is #VideoStoreDay! Special shout to a pair of LA favorites I’ve always loved exploring - @videotheque & @vidiots - and so many stores from my youth that left early, lasting impressions on my imagination, especially Video Depot in Cleveland when I was a kid, and later the Hollywood Video in Mechanicsburg, PA and the Blockbuster in Lemoyne, PA when I was a teenager. Included here are a few photos from my visit last year to the @slashbackvideo exhibit in Burbank - a great, bloody tribute to the classic video store experience most 80s/90s kids will remember. We always say “what a time to be alive” now, but the peak era of the video store really was a time to be alive. So many VHS covers of genre films that I remember leaping out and striking my senses when I was little. There are movies I’ve still never seen, but will remember their VHS covers forever...things like Night Of The Demons, CB4, and Ice Cream Man. But more importantly, there’s an endless list of films I *did* see because video stores existed (and, thankfully, still exist). Long live the video store!