This is easily the most difficult newsletter I’ve had to write. Here it goes…
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 just can’t feasibly stay open any longer. We lost the war to, what I call, the “convenience of mediocrity” that is streaming et all. Unless some kind of miracle comes along – maybe a wealthy benefactor takes us under their wing or a long-lost relative wills me their fortune (yes, I’m willing to spend a night in a haunted house!) then we will be closing our doors come the end of June (tentative date as I’m on the hook with my lease until February). We are currently pricing the stock (what a sad arduous task that is!) and we’re aiming for
May 1st May 22nd to make it available to the public for purchase. It pains me just to write that.
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. It’s going to be a difficult next few months.
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 – a proper eulogy is still to come. Dark days indeed.
That said we still have some new films hitting the shelves today or tomorrow.
Cyrano – The awesome Peter Dinklage stars in this often told tale of a shy fella unable to woo the woman of his dreams. Make a great double bill with Roxanne.
Jackass Forever – What can you say, even as old men, they still act like teenage boys. That said, I’ve always loved these stupid movies.
The King’s Daughter – King Louis XIV captures a mermaid to extract her mermaidy-life force or something like that. Not a documentary. Make a great double bill with Lifeforce.
V/H/S/ 94 – Pretty fun horror short film compilation. If you’re into the V/H/S series (which I am) check it out.
(We’ll continue to bring in rental New Releases until the beginning of June)
Succession S 3
Everything Everywhere All at Once
We will continue doing sales – I’m going to keep the online portion of the business going so please fell free to order up whatever you like!
Sorry to ruin everyone’s long weekend, but there ya go. Hoping to see ya’ll in the near future!
Be good to everyone out there.
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