After closing its doors in November of this year, the San Francisco video store Le Video is being resurrected by Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League and Annapurna Pictures founder Megan Ellison.
Residents of the Bay Area will be able to access the Le Video collection at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in San Francisco. Details are still pending, but rentals will be available through the help of another San Francisco video store, Lost Weekend.
Commenting on the new venture, League stated, “Despite the fact that great video stores like Le Video are closing all over the country, I am confident that a new iteration of the video store experience can exist, and even thrive today. A passionate video store clerk can do what no algorithm can. They can recommend your new favorite movie, one that can’t be predicted from your past viewing habits.”
The Alamo Drafthouse theater will open on December 17 for the release of “Star Wars” and the Lost Weekend video rental service will begin sometime in January.