Video Horizons has moved across the street into bigger and better quarters.
Neal and Jane Cummings opened Video Horizons in 1985 at the corner of Seventh Street and Marine Drive with barely 600 movies to choose from. Their inventory of films has grown to more than 12,000 selections, and the 3,500-square foot building simply could not contain the number of movies now available to rent, said Neal Cummings.
When Fisher Brothers Industrial Supply moved to a new location, the Cummings said they jumped at the opportunity to move into the vacant location at 750 Astor St. They remodeled the 6,000-square foot space into a video superstore,
now the largest video store this side of Portland, they said.
The Cummings were tempted to sell the business to larger chains, they felt "it was more in tune with the attitude of Astoria and its residents to remain independent."
The public is welcome to the store's grand opening Saturday. Video rental prices will be rewound back to 1985, when tapes were $2 each. From noon to 4 p.m., customers can enjoy free Pepsi, donated by Van Dusen Beverages, and free
hot dogs. Entries will be taken all week for a prize drawing Saturday featuring a combination DVD/VHS player, movie rentals, a Big Wheel tricycle, a Pokemon promotional kit and more. For information, call Video Horizons at 325-7310.