An Ode to Family Video

Milwaukee Mag
JANUARY 11, 2021

“Your shelves were always full, my sweet, fallen friend. Your DVDs, your Blu-Rays, your television boxes sets, which for some reason I had to rent disc by disc instead of just the whole season at once, which was irritating as all hell, but that’s ok now. I forgive you.”

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 Celebrates 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 store

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.”

La Crosse Family Video continues to thrive, as one last U.S. Blockbuster hangs on
July 16th, 2018

“[Family Video] has those things that evolving technology won’t be able to offer— such as those personal recommendations and that human interaction between movie lovers.”

Bake Sale and bunnies at Family Video

The Vindicator

April 27th, 2018

“Two animal rescue organizations teamed up for a Some Bunny to Love”

Last Video Standing

The Dispatch
April 3rd, 2018

“Family Video has remained firmly in the ring and now claims the title of biggest movie rental chain in the country.”

This video-rental chain has found the right formula to thrive in the on-demand era

November 19th, 2017

“The rise of on-demand streaming services is a mjaor reason why local video-rental stores like Blockbuster have gone out of business. But there is one rental chain that is staying afloat.”

Family Video holds fundraisers for Lymphoma research

Lymphoma fundraiser

Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
March 21st, 2018

“Across the country Family Video is heading into the final days of the Round It Up for Lymphoma fundraiser.”

Family Video Campaign Donates Money to Lymphoma Research

9 & 10 News
March 20th, 2018

“Supporting cancer research can be as easy as renting a movie!”

Eau Claire’s ‘Family Video’ lets customers catch up on nominated flicks ahead of Oscars

WQOQ Eau Claire
March 2nd, 2018

“The red carpet will be rolled out this weekend in Hollywood at the 90th Academy Awards, but there’s still time to catch up on this year’s nominees.”

Marco’s Pizza pairs with local Family Video to bring classic film nights to Madison

The Badger Herald
February 6th, 2018

“Introduction of new chain unites fresh food, at-home movie rentals, revives concept of movie night”

Family Video rental stores still thriving in Minnesota


FOX 9 New Brighton
December 13th, 2017

“It’s a charming storyline that rivals any other in stock: a modern day video rental store with a nod to the past.”

Dinner, a movie and a smile: How Family Video thrives in Tulsa

Tulsa Business & Legal News
June 22nd, 2017

“It’s the priceless value of customer service. Well, that and the pizza.”

For Family Video, renting movies is the past, present and definitely part of the future

Keith Hoogland

Chicago Tribune
April 6th, 2017

“At a time when Amazon, Apple and Comcast rule the movie rental business, Keith Hoogland is quick to point out that renting videos the old-fashioned way — at an actual video store — is not out of style.”

Local Family Video stores raising money for cancer research

Northwest Herald
March 13th, 2017

“Family Video stores in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are participating in a campaign called Round It Up to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundation.”

Marco’s Pizza makes push for Minnesota…

Toledo-based Marco’s is stepping into the competition for Minnesota entrepreneurs with an offering positioned between delivery-focused pizza chains

DECEMBER 28, 2016

“Part of our appeal is the product, but we pair with franchisees who live in the marketplace. We rely upon people reaching out and making connections.”

In streaming age, Family Video still finding audience

Family Video

The Columbus Telegram
DECEMBER 25, 2016

“It’s customer service. It has everything to do with the people running the place,” she said. “Because if you’re mean, people don’t come back.”

Ice, Water Kiosk Opens West Of Town

The Lawton Constitution
March 24th, 2016

“Lawton’s newest ice and water vending kiosk in the parking lot of Family Video, 11 NW 67th, will celebrate its grand opening from 1-5 p.m. Saturday.”

Cary strip mall owners plan to add 24-hour gym, Marco’s Pizza, video store

Northwest Herald
October 15th, 2014

“In June, Family Video Movie Club Inc. purchased the Westlake Shopping Center, which includes a Jimmy John’s, a Cartridge World and a Nail Story.
The company plans to open a Marco’s Pizza, a Family Video and a Stay Fit 24 in the strip mall.”

Marco’s Pizza supports Boys & Girls Club

The Dispatch
February 13th, 2018

“The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Davidson County and Marco’s Pizza will work together to enhance youth development and recognition of youth success within Lexington and Thomasville.”

Family Video supports research

Clinton Herald
March 2nd, 2018

“Family Video is joining together with two other organizations to once again support life-saving lymphoma research.”