Throwback Thursday: Who Remembers the Hollywood Video in Owensboro?
I just got back from my first "staycation" in over ten years. It's no secret that, when I am on vacation, I rarely "stay." But, I spent the last week and half at home getting a lot of my house in order. I cleaned. I organized. I threw a bunch of crap out because I have clearly a hoarder's heart.
Well, Tuesday afternoon, because Kevin and I purchased new nightstands, I cleaned out the two we had. We've had those nightstands for a decade plus and I had no clue what was lurking in the six drawers they share between them.
In addition to random National City Bank statements from the late 90s, a Wonder Woman journal I used to write song lyrics and one liners, two random alarm clocks and a yellow poncho (What? Why?), I also discovered some really fun mementos. I'll share some more soon, but this is a Throwback Thursday must. I found my old membership card for Hollywood Video. LOL!
Do you remember Hollywood Video? The store was located at 5115 Frederica Street, where the AT&T store is now.
We used to go to Hollywood Video constantly. And, my drawers had proof. I have absolutely zero clue why, but I still had rental receipts.
I don't even recognize some of those movies. Obviously, I remember watching Six Feet Under. I vaguely remember renting the Margaret Cho special Assassins. And I sort of remember the movies Hostage and The Upside of Anger.
I noticed the receipts are from 2005. That was in the middle of my run in The Screening Room, a movie review show I used to host with Dave Spencer. That's also during the time I did movie reviews and capsule previews for News 4U magazines in Evansville and Owensboro. It's a time when I was burning hours and hours a week in front of movie screens and TV screens. Clearly, I spent a lot of time at Hollywood Video too.
As a matter of fact, I used to buy movies there too. Remember that? You could buy "previously viewed" movies on VHS and DVD for really discounted prices. I may or may not have purchased some of those "used" movies as Christmas presents and stocking stuffers. #DontJudgeMe #TheyWereOnSale #TheyLookedNew #NoOneKnewUnlessTheDVDsWereScratchedAndSkipped
I honestly don't remember when Hollywood Video closed, but seeing my old membership card and random receipts brought back lots of memories. Do you have some too?