August 15, 2017 - Hours Change

The results are in! According to every possible metric (online poll response, in store poll response, customer traffic tally, and sales data) a clear preference on new store hours has emerged. Effective September 1st, we will be open 11am to 11pm. Thanks to everyone who gave their input!

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August 01, 2017 - An Important Announcement

Attention Video Angels!

               It’s the third anniversary of Four Star Video Cooperative and we have a few changes to announce.  Effective September 1st, we will be modifying our store hours and our Unlimited Subscription plan rates will be going up for the first time since the plan’s introduction almost a decade ago.  

               We are going to be shortening our hours of operation from 14 hours a day to 12, and we need your input.  We are considering two possibilities; either 10AM to 10PM, or 11AM to 11PM.  We want this change to affect our customers as minimally as possible, so please let us know your preference.  We will be collecting customer feedback until August 15th, when we announce the final decision on store hours.  

               We are increasing our Unlimited Subscription plan rates for the first time ever to account for the inevitable rise in operational costs due to inflation and (pardon the euphemism) “Industry Trends” . The three-at-a-time plan will now be $20.99, the four-at-a-time plan will be $26.99, the five-at-a-time plan will be $30.99, and we are introducing a six-at-a-time plan for only $32.99.  Monthly Damage Protection will remain $3 per month. Individual rentals will still be $4.49 with Damage Protection offered for $.25 per rental. We have deliberated on this decision and have held off making it as long as possible, but this change is necessary to remain competitive in an industry where even large chains couldn’t adapt their business model to remain solvent.

               We understand that these changes will be alarming to some customers, but they are being made with the store’s future in mind. We look forward to continuing to provide you with great movies for years to come.

In Heaven Everything Is Fine,

Four Star Video Cooperative (Helen Boldt, Andy Fox, Lewis Peterson, Nick Propheter)

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March 30, 2017 - WORT Film Fest Broadcast

Tune in to WORT (89.9 FM) or stop by Four Star tomorrow from 1-2 PM for our annual Wisconsin Film Festival broadcast with Mel & Floyd! We will have five filmmakers who have films screening in this year’s festival discussing their work.

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January 23, 2017 - Missed Madison Day 1

Check out reviews of films that didn’t screen in Madison theaters every day from now until Friday! 

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Coming Attractions

December 12

Game Of Thrones Season 7
The Films Of George Haggerty Part 1 & 2
High School
Home Again
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
National Bird
National Gallery
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Titicut Follies
The Trip To Spain
The Unknown Girl

December 5

American Assassin
Better Watch Out
Despicable Me 3
Fargo Season 3
Outlander Season 1 Volume 1
Paranoia Agent
Twin Peaks: The Return

November 28

The Defiant Ones
Funeral Parade Of Roses (Blu Ray only)
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life
I Do Until I Don’t
Logan Lucky (DVD & Blu Ray)
Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Vol. 2:
     Law Of The Border
     Mysterious Object At Noon
     Revenge (‘89)
     Taipei Story

November 21

Amityville: The Awakening
Chomsky: Requiem For The American Dream
Crown Heights
The Fall Season 3
Good Time
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Jabberwocky (Criterion)
My Journey Through French Cinema
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Villainess

November 14

Atomic Blonde (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Barkleys Of Broadway
Brigsby Bear
Ernest Goes To Camp
Preacher Season 2
Wholphin Vol 4 and 5
Whose Streets?
Wind River

November 7

Cars 3 (DVD & Blu Ray)
The Crown Season 1
The Glass Castle
Gun Shy
Ingrid Goes West
Mapp & Lucia
Westworld Season 1
Your Name (DVD & Blu Ray)

Staff Picks

Andy says:
Cuz your jeans don't make you a better swimmer. Also, It's sort of fun to think about how this movie could have been alright as you watch it nose-dive into rocky shallows.

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Helen says:
Not usually a Woody Allen fan but this one is great.

Lewis says:
Wearing a watch during sex is a pretty baller move.

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