The Video Underground

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<p>How does a video store survive in the time of Netflix and on-demand movies on cable?</p>
<p>The Video Underground has done it since October of 2002 by making a home for independent films and the people who love them.</p> <p>"We give customers a curatorial voice," said owner Evonne Hyla Wetzner. She opened the store "to fill a void for independent film in the city of Boston."</p> <p>In addition to having more than 15,000 carefully chosen movies to rent or buy, the store hosts a "Backyard Film Series" on Thursday nights during the summer.</p> <p>If a customer wants to know if The Video Underground has a particular title, visit its well-designed <a href="http://thevideounderground.com">website</a>, which has a continuously updated database. It's instant gratification versus waiting for a movie to show up in the Netflix queue.</p> <p>Wetzner credits Jamaica Plain itself as a reason for the store's success. "I think people in Jamaica Plain are more focused on shopping locally," she said.</p> <p> </p>
385 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-4949
  • Fax: 617-522-5925
  • Accessibility Details: dont have to get out of your car.
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 1pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun, 11am - 11pm
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 9pm; Sat, 8am - 6pm; Sun, 9am - 5pm
  • Accessible: yes
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