movie coolness

A couple nights ago, on my way home from work, I noticed a banner on a shiny new store front. They were advertising DVD rentals with 24-hour access. 24-hour anything is unheard-of in Regensburg — I mean, you can’t even shop on Sundays or holidays (like today, which is why I’m here, now, writing this). So I had to check it out.

It turned out to be Cinebank. I told Sarah about it and we were both intrigued. Yesterday, after taking the rest of the afternoon off and coming home for a nice nap, we decided to check it out. It’s not only 24-hour and automated, but also pre-paid – like that a lot. Here’s the best part: a DVD rental for 6 hours or less only costs €1. Since the joint is so close to us (20 minute walk, max) and open around the clock for rentals and returns, we have no reason to rent a movie for more than 6 hours.

So to get things rolling, we forked over the measly sign-up fee and put some cash our on our new membership cards and rented Punch-Drunk Love, which we enjoyed immensely. It was an eck sellent feelm. One of the best things about it was the score.

One thought on “movie coolness”

  1. Gabe

    Wish they had those here. :( I didn’t have the same reaction to “Punch-Drunk Love” as you did. But I LOVE P.T. Anderson’s other films (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Hard Eight). Niki and I just rented “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.” I refused to see this movie in the theater because of the whole “Brangelina” BS-hype. And when we rented it, Niki paid. I was SO against seeing this movie. Come to find out: it was really good. Very clever and really fun (and funny). I’m a convert. Rent “Batman Begins” and “Layer Cake” if you get a chance as well. Awesome movies!

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