With Netflix, Hulu and a plethora of different options for watching movies without leaving your house, it’s amazing that movie stores have stayed in business this long. (On a related note: it’s been reported that Boulder’s last Blockbuster store will close its doors by the end of October.) But for movie buffs and those seeking harder-to-find films, the independently-owned and operated Video Station is a cinephile’s dream come true.
And now, after more than twenty years in the same location, Boulder’s only video store has packed up and moved on down the road. They will be housing their more than 50,000 video titles at a new location, 5290 Arapahoe Rd., a few doors down from Bru Boulder. In addition to the better parking and easier accessibility, the store’s inventory will all be contained on one floor, allowing the many older titles to be displayed along with the newer ones.
But be warned: the Video Station is a little overwhelming. There are rows and rows of movies (more than you could ever hope to watch) with every genre represented. You can get recommendations from employees that have probably seen more films than you and on the flip side, you can also get disapproving looks from employees when you hand them your choice for the evening. Either way, when you patronize this store, you can feel better knowing that you’re helping the community by supporting a local business.
Video Station opened in 1982 and has seen quite a few classes of CU students and Boulder residents pass through its doors. They are open daily from 10AM to 10PM and boast about having the best selection of movies in Colorado. With a knowledgeable staff and lots of movies to choose from, it’s quite possible that if the Video Station doesn’t have the movie you want, you probably don’t really need to see it.