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In operation since 1985, Vidiots provides DVDs and CDs on rent. Located in Santa Monica, Calif., the store offers a variety of videos on independent film, documentary, mainstream cinema, gay/lesbian, musical, animation, classic, television and cult. It provides monthly, annual as well as annual membership options for movie rentals. The rental center also has a deposit membership options. Through Vidiots Annex Film Studies, it offers a variety filmmaking courses, featuring filmmakers as well as several film clubs members.
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West Los Angeles, Ocean Park
Stereo, Audio & Video Equipment-Renting & Leasing, Video Rental & Sales
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Parking: Street

Price Range : Average

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Great alternative to big chain video stores

This is a GREAT shop. Instead of stocking 1,000 copies of the latest Spider-man movie, they stock their shop with a large selection of obscure titles. They have a ton of videos that are cult films or hard-to-find foreign films. It can be a bit difficult to locate a title in their shop, but the staff is always there to help or suggest titles if needed.


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Lots of old school

great place, lots of Classics and rare finds. Bit out of the way, but worth the trip. The staff is knowledgable and friendly.


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The best video rental place...

They have pretty much any movie ever made plus the finest selection of rare and obsure titles, documentaries, sci-fi, genre defying, art films, etc. The people that work there are all helpful and really conneseurs of film.

They also have really great, unique holiday cards when christmas comes around...very california-centric or goofy-beachy themes. Fun.


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The Most Comprehensive Video Store

Vidiots has the greatest selection of Videos & DVD's I have ever seen. All genres and mediums are represented. The staff are not only very knowledgeable, but friendly and helpful as well. Street parking is available, but not reliable. Rental rates are quite reasonable, considering few other stores have half the selection they do. If you've been trying to find something you'd seen years ago, and no-one knows what you're talking about, Vidiots has two copies of it waiting.


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How Could You Rent Anywhere Else?

Vidiots has it all, from extremely knowlegable staff to cheap rental fees to UNLIMITED obscure titles! I've loved this place for years and cut up my Blockbuster card after my first visit to Vidiots. Support these folks - they rock!


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vidiots addict

every time i rent a movie, i pass two blockbusters on my way to vidiots. they have every title you could possibly imagine and the people who work there really know their stuff. which is good, cuz the shelving system can get tricky, but they'll navigate you through it. the only thing is that video rentals are only 2 days. also know that in order to get the 3 dollar rental rate (as opposed to 4.25 or whatever) you have to get either an annual or lifetime membership. but either way, it pays itself off with the free movie rental card they give you when you sign up, so it's better to get the annual membership just in case.

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302 Pico BlvdSanta MonicaCA 90405

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