Thursday, November 6, 2008
Eyesore Cinema is OPEN!
The day that local film buffs have been waiting a long time for — specifically, since Feb. 20 of this year, when the Queen West branch of Suspect Video burned to the ground during last winter's great fire - has arrived. Shortly after the blaze, store manager and curator Daniel Hanna was already hard at work at planning a new "video and culture" shop even before the last embers on Queen Street had died out, and after six months, the hard work has paid off: Daniel Hanna's new video store, Eyesore Cinema, opened on Wednesday, August. 27 on the second floor of 801 Queen W. (located conveniently above Rotate This). Daniel, a long time champion and promoter of Asian film, promises that Eyesore Cinema is committed to bringing it's members the "best of the best" and "best of the worst" films that this world has to offer. Basic Membership is $5.00 or you can choose the Premium Membership option for $50.00 (with discounted prices on rentals and late fees) and there are Prepaid Rental deals as well. New releases rent for two nights and catalogue titles rent for a week. Eyesore Cinema also carries a discriminating selection of DVD titles for sale and provides a Special Order service if you are looking for something special that is not carried in their regular stock. Operating hours are 11am to 11pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 10pm on Sundays. The phone # is (416) 955-1599. A web site is under construction but be sure to check out the store's blog at: http://eyesorecinema.blogspot.com/ for more details, release schedules and upcoming sponsored events.