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Moorhead Premiere Video To Close Its Doors

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New movies are released on DVD nearly every month, but even that isn't keeping enough people renting them every day.

The Premiere Video in Moorhead is shutting its doors for good after this weekend.

"I drove by and saw the sign up, I was surprised and very sad," says Jeannie Baumgart, "I've rented movies here for years and years."

Costumers of the video store weren't prepared to hear the words closing, and neither were workers.

"It's hard," says Operations Manager Brenda Ackerman, "I mean we've had three stores here in Fargo-Moorhead for 20 years, the Fargo one closed a while back and now this one."

As movie lovers load up on DVD's games and Blu Ray's, some can't help but think they saw it coming.

"It's not a huge surprise because of how the markets going and I saw how it would change over a decade of being here, but it is sad because it's been around for a long time." says old employee Kerry Helland.

The business has been spread out now between Netflix, Hulu and Redbox. Many people have chose to stream the videos and buy them on smart phones and TV's instead of going to stores to rent.

"I think probably between Nexflix and Redbox that has a huge impact on video rental stores, and they're closing one by one." Baumgart says.

But many who came for the sales Friday say they will switch to the West Fargo location to stick with the tradition of hand selecting a movie.

"People still like to walk through and browse and pick out movies, verses just scrolling though on a screen." Helland says who agrees she will go rent elsewhere.

Those who are sale shopping the store can't help think the nice prices is a bitter sweet goodbye.

"I got two bags of movies, half of which are new releases for $67 so that's a pretty good bargain." Baumgart laughs.

To see the list of special prices just look at the picture attached to this story or read below.

Premiere Video says they will be open Saturday January 18th from 10am-7pm. DVD's will be on sale for $3, Blu Ray for $4, TV Series for $8, VHS two for $1, PS3 Wii and X360 $10 and all other games $4.

On Sunday January 19th the store will be open 10am-3pm. DVD's will be $1, Blu Ray $2, TV Series $3, VHS four for $1, PS3 Wii and X360 $5 and all other games $2.
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