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Vidiots will get a second chance thanks to donations

Photo by Omar Bárcena via Flickr Creative Commons

Vidiots, the beloved video rental store in Santa Monica, will get a second chance after all. 

After nearly 30 years in business, the store said it was going to close due to the competition from online streaming.

But thanks to the donations from film producer Megan Ellison and longtime customer Leonard Lipman, Vidiots will stay open for some time.  

But how did Vidiots get its start? The store initially had 800 titles and was underfunded. But their selection made them stand out. As the years went on, they became a resource for the film community. 

Patty Polinger, one of the store's founders, joined Take Two to tell us more.