DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that the oldest video rental store in existence was opened in 1975? The video rental store from Kassel, Germany was named Videothek and was owned by 78-year old Eckhard Baum. Although due to the rise of online video-on-demand websites like Netflix, Baum admits that this line of business is already close to its end, especially since these sites also offer subscribers the option to rent movies online. Despite this, he continues to run his store, claiming that he carries on due to his reluctance to stay at home and his willingness to communicate with the younger generation. He also stated that since he was the first to dive into this business, he also wants to be the last in his city, at the very least.
With internet access being so easily accessible worldwide, watching movies is now possible even without leaving our homes. Nowadays, renting movies online is as easy as visiting a streaming service website or app, searching for the film title, and hitting that "Rent" button. Being able to watch your film isn't all too difficult as well, seeing as how almost all platforms are now compatible with these websites, along with a number of streaming devices.