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The Last Bastion – Ian Thompson reflects on VIDEO ZONE

13 October 2016

After almost twenty-five years spent working in the video rental business, VIDEO ZONE owner Ian Thompson was forced to close the doors to his store permanently on Thursday September 29th, 2016.

Ian didn’t go without a fight though, trying everything from an active social media presence to a crowdfunding campaign to recruiting volunteers in attempt to keep the business afloat in what has proven to be the most challenging few years for an industry in steep decline.

Amidst the bustle of the store’s final day of trade where everything from DVDs to store fittings were being snapped up, we spoke with Ian as he reflected on his time in a business that he considers to be the last bastion.

VIDEO ZONE (North Carlton) R.I.P. 1998-2016