The Videomatica Rentals Collection Finds a Good Home!

22 Jan

Videomatica wishes to heartily thank our many customers and supporters who, through their encouraging wishes and contributions, helped ‘send the movies to university’

UBC, SFU welcome exceptional Videomatica film collection

By Glenn Drexhage on January 16, 2012

An exceptional film collection valued at $1.7 million will be housed and preserved by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.

Videomatica – a long-loved video rental store that opened in 1983 and specialized in rare and esoteric titles – is donating the bulk of 28,000 DVDs, 4,000 VHS titles and 900 Blu-rays to UBC. The collection will be housed at UBC Library with more than 5,000 duplicates available at UBC’s Dept. of Theatre and Film. SFU receives about 2,800 documentaries from the collection.

For more information please see the press release.

One Response to “The Videomatica Rentals Collection Finds a Good Home!”


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