Ask Chris: Vidiots’ Video Woes


Q: Vidiots in Santa Monica is staging a charity event—is it going out of business?

A: The 28-year-old shop (which won a “Best of L.A.” designation in 2001) is still open, but as with other holdout video stores in the region, the owners have had to get creative, expanding into a community center for film geeks with screenings, classes, and auctions to support the store’s survival. They’ve got an auction coming up this fall, so let’s make it a blockbuster night.