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Renting DVDs in the age of Netflix: Glenview-based Family Video carves out strategy in rural America

The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 19th, 2019

“It’s a nostalgia thing for some people who come in here,” said Jonathan Campbell, 34, an assistant manager at the Warren store. “But I have two little girls now, and they love coming in here and going to the kids’ section and that’s what they know.”


Family Video Celebrate Forty Years of Movie Rentals
September 7th, 2018

“At a time when nostalgic escapism dominates the box office, Family Video stands as a cherished reminder of the days prior to streaming, when families skimmed shelves filled with VHS tapes, in search of the perfect cinematic complement to their Friday pizza night.”


As Blockbuster Hangs On By One Store, Family Video Keeps 700 Stores Open Thanks to 40-Year-Old Decision

July 24th, 2018

“Forty years later, people are still walking into their local Family Video, perusing the aisles and bringing their favorite DVD home for a few nights. While their competitors have all but gone extinct, being the owner of their stores has enabled Family Video to maintain over 700 locations in 2018. ”


How Family Video stays in business as Blockbuster reduced to one last storeLast Video Standing

WTMJ Milwaukee
July 19th, 2018

“Two of the three remaining Blockbuster stores closed this week, leaving one final location in Oregon. But step into a Family Video location in Wisconsin, and you’ll find plenty of customers who still like picking out movies in person.”


Family Video & Hoogland Foods (dba Marco’s Pizza) Reward Academic Excellence

GLENVIEW, IL – May 2019 – Throughout the month of June, students from kindergarten through college can receive a free movie or game rental at Family Video for each final “A” grade or (equivalent mark) [...]

Family Video: Round It Up for Lymphoma Raises Over $8.5 MILLION for Cancer Research

Glenview, IL - March 2020 – For the past eight years, Highland Ventures, Ltd., through its family of brands, has raised over $8.5 million in support of lymphoma cancer research. They will continue their partnership [...]

Family Video Donates Thousands of Turkeys and Hams to Local Families in Need

Glenview, IL: NOVEMBER 2015 - Family Video, the nation’s largest family-owned movie and game rental chain, aims to make the holidays a little brighter for families in need this holiday season. Continuing an annual tradition, the [...]


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