The other day, I noticed a Red Box video rental kiosk located within the newly-remodeled Ralphs market. These kiosks tout easy and convenient rentals of select DVDs. One can simply insert a credit card, pick up a movie and take it home with the groceries. Does it get any better than that? Well, yes, it does.
Across the street located at 520 Foothill Blvd. is La Cañada Video, a gem of a video rental store independently owned and operated by Hamlet Shabazian. La Cañada Video has a wide variety of movies in video, DVD and Blu-Ray formats. An incredible collection of classics, foreign films, recent releases and more are right here in our own neighborhood.
Hamlet and the staff are ready to help with recommendations or even to help you find the title with whatever information you can provide. La Cañada Video is not so much a place to merely rent a movie as it is a place to talk about a movie (or anything else) and find something for which you may not have even been looking. Red Box may offer convenience, but La Cañada Video offers an experience.