Since joining Retro Junk, this is my first article posted for your reading pleasure. Based on the strength of this article will I pen more thoughts on various childhood memories. Enjoy!
Born in the early 80s, I fondly remember my parents taking me to the local video store to rent a few movies for the whole family. It was always a treat to go row by row and search for a hidden gem among the numerous vhs cases that were so strategically placed on the shelf.
As I grew older, I couldn't wait for my dad to take me to the video store to rent a WWF wrestling tape. Would I go for Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant or see who wins the Royal Rumble? Should I take a quick glance at the horror section to see if there was a Tales from the Darkside just waiting to scare me at night? Of course no trip to the video store would be complete without carefully selecting a NES game. I certainly made sure to take advantage of certain deals that if I rent 3 movies, I get the 4th movie for free.
Looking around the video store, I knew I wasn't the whole kid who loved this place. No matter what city or state I was in, I could always rest easy knowing there was a mom and pop run movie store conveniently located that offered everything I needed.