LA’s women-run ‘Vidiots’ video rental store is reopening to preserve community and art culture

“I do think people really need to sit in the dark with their friends and strangers, and watch a flickering screen. And they need the human interaction that comes with a video store. I think more than ever, we're going to crave that,” says Maggie Mackay, Executive Director of Vidiots. Photo by Angel Carreras/KCRW.

Beloved LA video rental store “Vidiots” is reopening in Eagle Rock early next year. They’re banking on human connection post-pandemic to keep people coming back to this store and cinema.