The end of an era in Sidney

Last movie rental store in town closed its doors for good

A sign posted to the door of Video Express in Sidney last week informs customers about the closing of the business.

It was the end of an era in Sidney last week as the last movie rental store in town, Video Express, closed its doors for good.

The shop, which was the last of its kind after Xanavision, Video Vault and Movie Gallery all closed their doors within the last few years, cited diminishing rentals and sales and rising online competition as the reasons behind no longer being able to sustain business.

A sign posted on the business’s door last week informed patrons of the closure and thanked them for their support over the years.

Video Express had been owned and operated by the Fernando family in Sidney for 21 years.