After 26 years in this business (16.5 on the Drive) it is with the heaviest of hearts and the saddest of sads, that I must announce that Black Dog Video is closing. It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally time to rip that band-aid off and pull the trigger so to speak. Business has been on a decline for years while costs – rent, etc – have steadily risen. We lost the war to, what I call, the “convenience of mediocrity” that is streaming et all. It breaks my (and the staff’s) hearts to have to do this as I’ve loved this job and feel damn lucky and privileged to have been able to bring the world of cinema to Vancouver for so long.
We’ll still live online and haunt your dreams! Check us out on this site for films, mugs, T-shirts, socks and whatever else we can think of that you might like to purchase. We’ll also be keeping the podcast alive. Check in here for updates and episodes.
I want to thank all of you who came through our doors over the years and especially the ones who stuck with us till the end. It’s been a blast, Vancouver!