And it's closing. Sigh. Yep, April 30th is the day of reckoning. DVDs and other stock are already being sold. And I'm bummed.
Fact: there's nothing sleek about Video 99. When I was a kid, the place featured free popcorn from an old fashioned machine. No more. Now, it's just about rentals. No frills. Crowded aisles. The vibe is Mom and Pop.
Selection is good. They have a nice foreign film section, good deals on tv series, and because it's not a heavily frequented location, things tend to be in when you want them. The rental system is phone-number-based, which I like, and the clerks are polite. I much prefer renting here to the more impersonal and corporate Block. (It's cheaper, too.) They also have video games, but that's not by bag so I can't speak to their quality.
In case you're wondering, yes, Video 99 does stock porno. I've seen many a shopper slouch furtively toward the restricted section in my day. Others just stroll nonchalantly. I don't judge. Some stores take a so-called "moral" stance on this issue and refuse to stock adult films, but I say, give the people what they want. And if that's what YOU want, well, you have until the end of April
666 St. Clair W.
Toronto, ON M6C 1B1
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