Ever wish that the large selection and brick-and-mortar browsing experience of Blockbuster or Movie Gallery could be combined with the convenience and price point of Redbox? If so, there’s a new Southern California rental chain that’s right up your alley. MovieQ recently opened two locations in Orange County that are manned by only one employee and feature eight self-serve kiosks that enable customers to browse and rent movies and video games.
DVDs at MovieQ cost $1 per day, with Blu-ray discs costing $1.50 and video games between $1 and $2 per day. The chain’s locations offer a selection of about 10,000 movies and game titles. MovieQ also offers popcorn, snacks, etc. at its stores, and has several TV screens constantly showing movies. Several hundred empty movie and game cases complete the brick-and-mortar browsing experience.
Is there room in the evolving home video market for a hybrid chain like MovieQ, Insiders? Have any of you OC residents patronized this chain, and if so, what did you think?
(via The OC Register)