After 35 years we are closing the doors at Vulcan Video.
We opened when VHS was becoming a thing and we wanted an art house equivalent of Blockbuster. As lifetime movie lovers, this was a career that actually looked fun.
The first years of Vulcan we were actually a part of a poster store, Movie Art. After two years we became Vulcan Video on 29th Street, near the campus. To make a (very) long story short, it was great. Our second greatness was in South Austin at Elizabeth. Lovely. And now at Russell Drive, we come to this. High rent, online video, and then Corona Virus. Sounds like a movie villainess. Kind of is.
We simply cannot support extending our business into an uncertain future, even of several months.
Thanks to you, all our dear customers who literally made it possible, and to the Chronicle and the Statesman for your loving support, and to the many staffs over these years who have unselfishly shared their vast movie love on the front lines.
UPDATE: We now have a drop box open in front of End of an Ear (across the highway from Russell Drive). Please return any rentals there. Thank you!
Bless you all and stay safe,
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Hours & Rates
Monday-Thursday: 10:30 AM to 11 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10:30 AM to Midnight
Sunday: Noon to 11 PM
Hours may change due to holidays and special occasions.
New Releases: $4 for 2 days
Catalog Titles: $2.75 for 5 days
Kids Movies & movies under an hour: $1.75 for 5 days
Adult Movies: $4.50 for 5 days
2 for 1 Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Rent a new release, get a catalog title free. Rent a catalog title get another catalog title free. No free new releases or adult titles.
Student Discount Thursday: 15% off all rentals with a valid student ID.
Amnesty Day: 1st of the month, if you pay half your late fees, we will erase the other half.