After 28 years of serving Vancouver’s most discerning film buffs, Kitsilano’s Videomatica will close its doors this summer.
According to the Straight, co-owner Graham Peat blames the tremendous surge in home-video options like TV’s video-on-demand and Netflix for the decision to close the independent video store.
After opening on the 1800-block of West 4th Avenue in May 1983, the store expanded and moved three doors down in 1987.
According to Peat attempts are being made to ensure the collection will remain available to the public in some form in the future. If that is not possible, Peat said they will hold a public sale of individual titles.
Last modified: October 25, 2011