12 Apr, 2018 @ 12:42
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Spain’s oldest video rental store is fighting for survival


THE oldest video rental store in Spain is crowdfunding to try and keep itself open.

Vídeo Instan, which opened in 1980, is looking to raise €35,000 on Ulule to renovate the premises into a cafe and cinema while maintaining the video rental service.

Located in Barcelona’s C/ Enric Granados, the shop has said that anyone who donates will receive discounts on renting DVDs and VHS as well as cheaper cinema tickets.

Run by Aurora Depares, whose parents founded the store 38 years ago, it is home to a one-off archive of over 44,300 film with 8,000 of them still on VHS.

Should the campaign reach its target, the store will move to a new premises at no.239 of C/ Viladomat following the hiking up of the lease on the original building by 200% after its expiry in September.

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