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Press play: Exploring Edmonton’s thriving fascination with DVDs

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CBC’s hyperlocal podcast looks at ongoing demand for old-school movie formats.

CBC’s This is Emdonton podcast looks at the demand for old-school movie formats

Bethany Arsenault, collection strategies librarian at the Edmonton Public Library, manages its collection of thousands of DVDs (Clare Bonnyman/CBC)

Edmonton is having a DVD resurgence — sort of.

A little free library functioning as a neighbourhood Blockbuster is on a lawn on the north side. Within a week of opening, an image of the library went viral online and the community was borrowing and donating their own DVD collections.

310:00:00Don’t count out DVDs just yet

\nEdmonton is having a DVD resurgence — sort of. A little free library functioning as a neighbourhood Blockbuster is on a lawn on the north side. And if internet popularity is a sign of anything, it’s going to be popular. Host Clare Bonnyman digs into the analog media available in the city, and how locals are using old-school formats today.

In the latest episode of This is Edmonton, host Clare Bonnyman digs into the old-school movie formats available in the city and explores the Edmonton Public Library’s massive movie collection. She meets collection strategies librarian Bethany Arsenault and learns about its most popular rentals. 

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This is Edmonton is posted online every Wednesday. Listen here or get in touch at thisisyeg@cbc.ca.

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