Nothing on the tube, think you'll go out and rent a video tonight?
Hollywood Video is closing -- victim of the same disease that felled Blockbuster here last month: DVDs by mail. No date has been given for the closure.
Hollywood Video's parent company, Movie Gallery Inc., announced today that it will close all 1,900 of its stores. In Southeastern Wisconsin, it operated the retail store at 4700 Washington Ave., along with others in Cudahy and Kenosha, and Movie Gallery stores in Lake Genva and Fort Atkinson. The chain sought bankruptcy protection in February, so the closure is not a surprise.
Family Video at 2065 Lathrop is still in business -- part of a chain once listed as the third-largest movie and game retailer in the country, and soon perhaps the largest. It began in 1978 and has 550 stores in 18 states.