The last remaining video rental chain in America has just announced it will be closing all 250 locations, including 9 here in the Carolinas.
Family Video first launched 42 years ago and transitioned from renting Beta movies, VHS movies, and lastly DVD and Blu-Ray movies.
In a statement, the company noted that “the impact of Covid-19, not only in foot traffic but also in the lack of movie releases, pushed us to the end of an era.”
On the company’s website, they note that everything in their stores is now for sale, including “DVDs, Blu-rays, Popcorn, The Sour Patch Guy, Gumball Machine, Shelves and everything else.”
The stores closing in North Carolina include:
Forest City, NC (189 West Main Street)
Hickory, NC (1511 29Th Avenue Dr Ne)
Lexington, NC (980 S Main St)
Rockingham, NC (1326 Fayetteville Rd)
Statesville, NC (204 East Front St)
Winston-Salem, NC (2235 Old Salisbury Road)
The stores closing in South Carolina include:
Anderson, SC (302 Pearman Dairy Rd)
Mauldin, SC (203 E Butler Road)
Newberry, SC (1930 Main St)
Closing stores will continue operating 7 Days a week from 12:00pm – 8:00pm until everything is sold.