Scarecrow Video turns 30

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scarecrow Video has 131,000 titles
North Seattle's Scarecrow Video recently celebrated 30 years in business.

The store, at 5039 Roosevelt Way in Seattle's University District, offers 131,000 titles, while Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu combined offer 35,000 titles. 

The store not only boasts a rare and expansive catalogue, but also delivers films and lectures to senior and community centers, hosts a children's hour where families can take part in multimedia activities, and has an in-house "theater" which hosts screenings and events nearly every night that are free and open to the public.

Once a month on the first Friday of the month, a Scarecrow representative brings a classic films to the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center on NE 185th for a free screening. Showing have included Mrs. Miniver, The Egg and I, Adam's Rib, and other classic Hollywood films.

The Scarecrow rep gives background remarks and answers any questions before the showing. The events are free, but a donation of $2 is welcome.


Nanook July 13, 2018 at 12:03 AM  

I worked in this building before it was Scarecrow, long before, it was Electricraft, a stereo shop with all the high end fun stuff back then.

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