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    Renting movies in Ames

    My wife and I were regular renters at Hastings prior to its closing. Since then we tried Hollywood Video which we have not been to in years. We were informed that they no longer stock new releases and are now in the business of selling or renting old movies and games. That was a WTH moment.

    Of course we are aware of netflix but prefer to rent "in person". Is Family Video the only option left in town?


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    Redbox man. A dollar a night.


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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Redbox is pretty handy.


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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Is that one on Lincoln Way only adult movies? I've never been in there, only went to Family Video when I was in school.



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Unless you want to do the redbox or hy-vee, it looks like family video is all that we have left


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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    Is that one on Lincoln Way only adult movies? I've never been in there, only went to Family Video when I was in school.
    no its got it all.. but mostly xxx movies.. lol.. they sell 25 cent cans of pop too.. great seal


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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Have you tried Red Box? I'm still amazed at the people who haven't used them yet. They are available at many locations around town. You just go up to the "red box", choose your movie, and swipe your debit card. Movies are 1 dollar per day w/ no late fees. The only drawback I see is that sometimes they are out of new releases. That issue can be remedied by visiting their website to see which box has the movie you want. I can't imagine there being a brick and mortar movie store in 10yrs.



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    family video has everything, XXX, old, new



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    The main problem with Redbox, at least in Ames, is the selection is very limited and frankly poor. I have looked at their website and was unimpressed with the choices.


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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    Have you tried Red Box? I'm still amazed at the people who haven't used them yet. They are available at many locations around town. You just go up to the "red box", choose your movie, and swipe your debit card. Movies are 1 dollar per day w/ no late fees. The only drawback I see is that sometimes they are out of new releases. That issue can be remedied by visiting their website to see which box has the movie you want. I can't imagine there being a brick and mortar movie store in 10yrs.
    I hope they soon start having Blu Ray



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    That issue can be remedied by visiting their website to see which box has the movie you want. I can't imagine there being a brick and mortar movie store in 10yrs.
    You can also get a redbox app for your iphone.



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    Have you tried Red Box? I'm still amazed at the people who haven't used them yet. They are available at many locations around town. You just go up to the "red box", choose your movie, and swipe your debit card. Movies are 1 dollar per day w/ no late fees. The only drawback I see is that sometimes they are out of new releases. That issue can be remedied by visiting their website to see which box has the movie you want. I can't imagine there being a brick and mortar movie store in 10yrs.
    The only advantage a traditional store still has is being able to walk around and browse. If I don't have a specific movie in mind, I don't want to sit outside a McDonald's scrolling through the new releases trying to pick a movie. Especially when it's cold out.



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    When I first saw redbox, I thought it would never go over. Now its all I use. I love the fact I can go online too and see what redboxes in town have the movie I want, and I can reserve it up to two days ahead of time...ok now I sound like a commercial.



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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by jakecovo21 View Post
    no its got it all.. but mostly xxx movies.. lol.. they sell 25 cent cans of pop too.. great seal
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    Re: Renting movies in Ames

    Also, the new fareway has something very similar to redbox.



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