Zulu Records and Videomaticaare celebrating their relaunch with a
Come and See Us Day in their updated digs on Friday Dec 11 from 6 – 9 pm at 1972 West 4th Avenue.
Visitors will be greeted with sale specials, new and collectible stock as well as store personalities serving complimentary beverages.
Fourth Avenue’s rich history of media culture is alive in Kitsilano today and for the future. Zulu and Videomatica put down roots on 4th Avenue more than 3 decades ago and have endured many changes in the industry. Now they have recommitted to their audience with and want to celebrate.
Zulu has focused their redesigned space on hand-picked vinyl and CDs, as well as select concert tickets. New releases and select used/collectibles in both formats will continue to be the main focus of inventory in the store. A potpourri of various musical genres, whether a present-day release, or a classic from a particular recent decade, is what one can expect when entering Zulu. With ever-changing variations of music available to everyone, priorities include continuing the support of cutting-edge contemporary bands, local Vancouver music, and Canadian music in general. Look for key in-store live performances in the near future as Zulu has presented for many years now. “The spirit and soul of Zulu continues on as record store, yet also a community centre!” says owner Grant McDonagh.
Videomatica has moved about 25 feet east into a new space at Zulu and has refitted with a new layout that offers easier access for movie-lovers who want to comb the store’s vintage wooden racks for new release features, documentaries, foreign films, classics, festival favourites, cult or other genres on DVD or Blu-ray. Collectors know this is one of the only places they can special order titles from real people who know how to find even hard-to-source titles. “It’s a niche market that’s alive and well, as film fans with eclectic taste come in craving a physical representation of their particular movie obsession, and the terrific boutique labels that supply the store and our customers with their great product” explains store manager, BJ Summers.
Experience the feel of a real collector’s environment and rediscover the joy of flipping through movies and music you love to own and spend time with. Friendly and knowledgeable staff always have time to assist you.