Wednesday, August 21, 2013

VHS is Alive and Well in the Gordon Square Arts District

[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]
 
VHS, the home video format which used to be a part of most Americans’ everyday lives, has long since faded from fashion and is no longer supported by major studios. This “dead format” is making a comeback, however. Whether it’s nostalgia or practicality which is driving this resurgence is explored in the new documentary ADJUST YOUR TRACKING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF A VHS COLLECTOR.
 
ADJUST YOUR TRACKING screens August 29th at 7:30 PM at the Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St.). The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with filmmakers Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic. Tickets are $9.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors 60 and over and children 12 and under and are available at the theatre box office or online at clevelandcinemas.com.
In honor of the screening of ADJUST YOUR TRACKING, FUTURE VIDEO, a VHS pop-up shop, will be open August 23rd through August 31st at 6604 Detroit Ave. in the Gordon Square Arts District right around the corner from the Capitol Theatre.
 
FUTURE VIDEO will feature thousands of VHS tapes and will recreate the feel of an 80’s video store and feature original movie and VHS-inspired artwork by local artists Jake Kelly, John G and Chad Kimes. With an inventory that includes many rare titles that are not available on DVD or Blu-Ray, FUTURE VIDEO will stock all popular genres as well as Gay/Lesbian Cinema, Documentaries, Blaxploitation and Spanish language. Tapes will be on sale for as little as $.25 each.
 
Patrons who stop by FUTURE VIDEO on opening day will be treated to complimentary snacks. The store will feature special promotions and sales every other day as well. Some of these include “Music Monday” on August 26th when patrons will receive a free copy of 24 Hours With Sisqo or Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, starring David Hasselhoff with a purchase of $8 or more (while supplies last) and “Throwdown Thursday” when all action films will be buy one get one at 50% off.
 
FUTURE VIDEO will also be stocking items from contemporary VHS releasing companies Massacre Video, Horror Boobs, King of the Witches and Briarwood Entertainment as well as the VHS publication Lunchmeat Magazine.
 
FUTURE VIDEO’s hours will be as follows:
Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 24th from 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, August 25th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Monday, August 26th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 27th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, August 28th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Thursday August 29th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM (then reopening after the Adjust Your Tracking screening).
Friday, August 30th from 1:00 – 9:00 PM
Saturday, August 31st from 12:00 – 4:00 PM

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