"And Action!": Film Shop Kassel
The oldest video store in the world is located ...? In Kassel, of course! The pioneering rental business, which even made it into the Guinness Book of Records, was founded in the summer of 1975 by Eckard "Ecki" Baum. Incidentally, he also shot his first feature film in the same year and more than once picked up the camera himself in the following decades.
In the early years, of course, there were no video cassettes or even DVDs available: at that time, you could rent films in Super 8 format together with "home cinema accessories". Today, the film shop still exists - under new management and with an extended range of offers: now you can not only rent films here, but also watch them together with others. So then: Let's start the movie at the world's oldest video store!