Could the city’s lone video rental store become Wagga’s drop-in Netflix?
It’s the latest move set to counter the growing tide of online streaming services and internet piracy.
From September, Blockbuster Kooringal will move to a subscription-based service, which its owner says will bring cheaper movies for customers and better access to its “extensive” collection.
It means subscribers pay a monthly fee to access the store. The “elite” subscription, priced at $100 per month, allows customers to take home a number of movies with no cash exchange.
“We are moving with the times,” owner Brain Judd said. “The whole industry is evolving; we have to adapt to that. We’re the first to move and we’ve got the utmost belief in what we are doing.”
Last year, two video stores closed in Wagga.
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