Press

Vidiots Leaving Santa MonicaSanta Monica Lookout, January 25, 2017

Vidiots is Moving! Press Release, January 24, 2017

Vidiots Is Closing For Now – But There’s Actually Good News • LA Weekly, January 24, 2017

‘La La Land’ Costume Designer Explains the Retro Realistic Look of the Film • Hollywood Reporter, November 29, 2016

Revenge of the Video Store • The Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2016

Vidiots struggles to survive with biker films, cult classics and stuff you’ve never heard of • LA Times, November 16, 2016

Harry Dean Stanton Celebrated by Kris Kristofferson, John C. Reilly and Vidiots • Turnstyled Junkpiled, October 27, 2016

For Vidiots, the future of video stores is nonprofit and crowdfunded • L.A. Biz, October 26, 2016

Why Are The People Behind Rush Hour, Her, & The Biggest Movies Of The Last 20 Years In Love With This Santa Monica Video Store? • BuzzFeed, October 26, 2016

Moderation Wins As Harry Dean Stanton Is Honored By Hollywood Legends • The Fix, October 26, 2016

Harry Dean Stanton: Celebrating 90 Years of Awesomeness • Bullshit.ist, October 25, 2016

Vidiots Presents The Harry Dean Stanton Award @ The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles • Autre, October 25, 2016

Crowdfund This! Vidiots is an Amazing Video Store that Needs Your Help • Screen Anarchy, October 24, 2016

Next Week, Harry Dean Stanton Will Receive the First-Ever Harry Dean Stanton Award • LA Weekly, October 13, 2016

Video: Take a Tour of Vidiots, LA’s Most Iconic Video Store • Film Independent, October 10, 2016

Crowdfunder Pick: Vidiots Video Store in Santa Monica • MovieMaker, October 3, 2016

Vidiots Launches the Video Store into the Next Era • Filmmaker Magazine, September 28, 2016

Vidiots: Your Film Culture is Calling • Santa Monica Mirror, September 25, 2016

Crowdfunding Pick of the Moment: Vidiots • Paste, September 23, 2016

Legendary Video Shop Vidiots Wants to Inspire LA’s Next Generation of Film Buffs • Uncover LA, September 21, 2016

Vidiots Just Launched an Indiegogo Campaign, and Alfre Woodard Wants You to Donate • IndieWire, September 20, 2016

Karen O is joining Father John Misty, John C. Reilly in a salute to Harry Dean Stanton • TimeOut Los Angeles, September 9, 2016

LA: John C Reilly Will Sing At A Tribute To Harry Dean Stanton! • Birth.Movies.Death, August 25, 2016

Harry Dean Stanton to receive inaugural Harry Dean Stanton Award • Entertainment Weekly, August 23, 2016

The Premature Death of the Video Store (And Why It’s Worth Saving) • Flavorwire, March 3, 2016

Alden Ehrenreich, discovered by Spielberg in a bat mitzvah video, steals scenes in ‘Hail, Caesar!’ • LA Times, February 10, 2016

LA: See The Canon Come Alive With Elijah Wood! • BirthMoviesDeath, November 10, 2015

L.A.’s Greatest Video Store Is Celebrating Its 30th Birthday In Style • Rodeo Realty, November 5, 2015

Party Like It’s 1985 at the First Annual Vidiotsfest • Los Angeles Magazine, November 4, 2015

Iconic Video Store Vidiots to Toast Its 30th Birthdady With Screenings and Stars • Racked LA, November 4, 2015

The Best Video Stores In Los Angeles • laist April 2015

Vidiots wins, Wishart needs support, Kanye needs to disappear • Santa Monica Daily Press, February 15, 2015

Megan Ellison Will One Day Be An Important Figure in Philanthropy • Inside Philanthropy, Monday, February 16, 2015

Megan Ellison Rescues Vidiots • Jewish Business News, Monday, February 16, 2015

Donations Save Vidiots From Closure • Home Media Magazine, February 4 ,2015

Megan Ellison Helps Save Los Angeles-Area Video Store Vidiots • The Wall Street Journal, Feb 2, 2015

Indie Movie Guru Megan Ellison Saves Beloved Video Store • FLAVORWIRE, Monday, February 2, 2015

Megan Ellison Saves Vidiots • LABiz, Feb 2, 2015

Vidiots Video Store to Remain Open After Generous Donation • ABC7, January 31, 2015

Vidiots Saved: Santa Monica Icon To Remain Open Thanks To Filmmaker Megan Ellison • Santa Monic Mirror, January 31, 2015

Hollywood Wunderkind Producer Saves Santa Monica Video Store • LAist, January 31, 2015

Beloved Santa Monica video store’Vidiots’ saved by donors • San Diego Union Tribune, January 31, 2015

Megan Ellison Saves Santa Monica’s Vidiots From Closure • the Hollywood Reporter, January 30, 2015

Vidiots Will Remain Open After Donation From Megan Ellison • LA Times, January 30, 2015

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Gives to Save Santa Monica’s Vidiots • Variety, January 30, 2015

Filmmakers And Fans Mourn The Loss Of Los Angeles’ Greatest Video Store • LAist, January 29, 2015

I Went to UCLA, But My Real Film School Was Vidiots • laweekly, Jan 27, 2015

Vidiots, the rental store for film lovers, to stay open • KCRW, January 29, 2015

Vidiots: Joe Morgenstern on the Passing of a Beloved Video Store • The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015

After 30 Years, Beloved Video Store Vidiots Is Saying Goodbye • LAist, January 26, 2015

Vidiots in Santa Monica to Close • LA Observed, January 26, 2015

Academy Originals: Hows This Cult Video Store Stays Culturally Relevant Indiewire, January 13, 2015

Vidiots is the Story of a Santa Monica Video Store That Found a New Mission In Order to Survive • WeLikeLA, January 13, 2015

Documentary Maker Robert Greenwald Coming to Santa Monica • Santa Monica Patch, September 19, 2014

An Evening with David Mamet • Topanga Messenger, May 22, 2014

Vidiots Foundation Works to Keep the Video Store in Community • The Corsair, March 18, 2014

Curious City: Hollywood Royalty Comes to Videos by the Seaside • Santa Monica Daily Press, February 10, 2014

Fan of Vidiots • Santa Monica Daily Press • Letter to the Editor, February 10, 2014

Anjelica Huston, Coming Soon To Vidiots • laimyours.com, Posted January 9, 2014

Where Shall We Meet? Vidiots • laimyours.com, Posted August, 2013

Grants Available For Buy Local Artist Storefront Demonstration Projects • BuyLocalSantaMonica.com, First Quarter 2013

A New Mission At Vidiots Foundation • Santa Monica Mirror, Posted December 3, 2012

Do Book Stores and Video Shops Build Community? • kcet.org, October 11, 2012

The Video Store, Reinvented by Necessity • The New York Times, July 30, 2011

Video Store Appeals to Customers for Help • Santa Monica Mirror, Posted March 16, 2011

Vidiots Seeing ‘Increased Momentum’ in Business After Call-Out for Help • santamonica.patch.com, March 08, 2011

Surviving Blockbuster: Santa Monica’s VIDIOTS Independent Video Rental Store • thepartnerstrust.com, October 12, 2010

A Perfect Night Out in Santa Monica • Los Angeles magazine, Posted October 1, 2010

 Scrappy Veteran Indie Store Hosts Summer Film Class • homemediamagazine.com, Posted July 5, 2010

Vidiots • Jewish Journal, August 5, 2009