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Scarecrow Video

Scarecrow Video began life in 1988 with one simple vision: to unite people with film. At the heart of this vision was a deep passion for cinematic storytelling. It began with a few hundred tapes in the back of a record store, and for more than 28 years its devoted caretakers have gradually accumulated the largest independently owned video and physical media library in the country, currently boasting over 128,000 titles. You can find film and television from 129 countries, in 126 different langu...



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Scarecrow Video began life in 1988 with one simple vision: to unite people with film. At the heart of this vision was a deep passion for cinematic storytelling. It began with a few hundred tapes in the back of a record store, and for more than 28 years its devoted caretakers have gradually accumulated the largest independently owned video and physical media library in the country, currently boasting over 128,000 titles. You can find film and television from 129 countries, in 126 different languages, and spanning over 120 years of cultural history. When they say “There’s something for everybody,” they literally mean it. They have also been a hub in the local film scene, providing a knowledgeable and passionate staff to offer all who visit Scarecrow a unique experience. This passion for film has rippled out into the greater Puget Sound community as Scarecrow devotedly supports local film organizations, promotes film screenings, and brings filmmakers from all walks of life into town. The internet, video-on-demand, and high-definition formats have changed the landscape, offering greater access to all forms of entertainment. Scarecrow’s focus is to complement those changes in ways only we can by providing access to not only what is available from mainstream sources, but to rare, out-of-print, and foreign and independent films, many of which are available nowhere else. In 2014, Scarecrow became a non-profit in order to protect and grow this unique collection, and to further their conviction that all people, everywhere, should have the opportunity to access the film arts. Scarecrow Video’s mission is to champion the indispensable role of film arts in community, cultural, and civic life. As Scarecrow moves forward into its next chapter, we are developing new and innovative ways to engage with the community and continue to be a vital part of Seattle. Scarecrow is here for all movie lovers, however they want to love them.
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2017
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