Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tonight's show: Disseminating movies - "Your local video shop"

Photo of Homeview Entertainment, Brockley

On the 11th February, a large group of people gathered outside a video shop in South East London to protest about its closure and replacement by a proposed betting shop.

Alex Fitch was there to interview locals and their representatives about why the demise aroused such passion.

Interior photo of Close-up video, Brick LaneIn contrast, this is followed by an interview with both the owner and the manager of a relatively new rental place in East London that looks potentially successful in this digital age and is intended to be more than just a video shop…

10.30pm GMT Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at

Links: Sue Luxton's blog about the closure of Homeview
Brockley entries at 'Transpontine' blog
List of archived versions of ''
Close-up Film Library, Brick Lane
The economic theory of The Long Tail


eddie said...

Sad to see these places disappear. Along the same line, I was sadden to see two of my favorite London Cinema bookshops disappear. I am not as fond of the chain stores. Never can replace the feel of a traditional shop.

Anonymous said...

Homeview lives on in View from Home...