Tonight in Seattle:  

Celebrate 25 Years of Scarecrow Video this weekend {12/6-12/8}

My favorite Seattle institution, Scarecrow Video, is celebrating TWENTY-FIVE FREAKING YEARS this weekend with all kinds of specials and things and stuff and stuff and things.

Look, y’all, I can’t say this enough: Scarecrow is awesome. Scarecrow opened its doors on December 9, 1988 and started with an inventory of 600 titles. Now, it has something like 120,000 (blink blink). There is nothing like stepping into a video store and really LOOKING around, discovering new films, re-disovering old favorites, getting suggestions from the people who work there, and striking up conversations with fellow film-lovers. If there was ever a time for you to either go in for the first time, or return there after a long absence, THIS is it. This is the time. Now. 

Anyway. About the stuff and things: 

Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8, Scarecrow is going to have a ton of special things happening, including ONE FREE RENTAL per customer, and an ultra-cool amnesty on late fees (got an old late fee and haven't been in for awhile? update your account and rent something, and they will wip the slate clean -- unless you never returned the movie at all -- there are limits, people!), plus:

50% off all used titles
$1 VHS and Laserdiscs
$3 off Criterion titles (this is an ongoing sale)
Markdowns  on select box sets and out of print titles
Packs of 10 pre-paid rentals for only $25 (that's a $15 savings!) 
Raffles & giveaways
Favorite movies screening all weekend 
A scavenger hunt
You can also buy a copy of their amazing limited-edition 25th Anniversary poster by Marc Palm: $25 each (25" x36" - shown above) 

Scarecrow also really wants to interact with you! Because they like you. And one of the questions they’ll be asking people who walk through the doors this weekend is, “What was the first film you ever rented at Scarecrow?”

Would you believe I first went there in the early 90s looking for Faces of Death? Because. I did. And they had it, of course. And then I took it home and spent the next couple of hours watching and rewinding (VHS, baby!), trying to figure out what was real and what was fake. Ah, memories…

{Scarecrow’s 25th Anniversary Celebration | Friday, December 6, 2013 – Sunday, December 8, 2013 (on-going) | 11 am to 11 pm, Fri. & Sat., and 11 am – 10 pm Sun. | Scarecrow Video, 5030 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA  98105  | (206) 524-8554 |  www.scarecrow.com}

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