Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Classics Revisited

I recently found an amazing video rental store here in Kingston that has the BEST selection of classic movies! Best of all, it's less than $6 for three movies (so much better than $6 for one at Blockbuster)! I used to try to find the greats at Blockbuster, but always failed.  Who doesn't carry Casablanca!?!!  I fell in LOVE with this new place, appropriately named Classic Video, and now I'm trying to make a dent into my "To Watch" classic movie list.  I started with
Charade with Audrey Hepburn,

  Rear Window with Grace Kelly,

 and The Philadelphia Story with Katharine Hepburn.  I recommend them all!

And this weekend I've moved onto
Chinatown with early Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway
The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. I loved the one with Pierce Brosnan (it's one of my favorite movies), so I figured this one also had to be great

The Manchurian Candidate with Frank Sinatra.  Another one that was remade later on. 

I love wandering down to Classic Video on weekends where I want to relax, have a quiet night, and feel a little swanky (watching old films makes me feel a smidge more glamorous). I love movies pre-1970.  The actors are so much more swoon-worthy, and the are actresses all so wonderfully glamorous and graceful.  And of course the fashion is so much fun to see! I normally stop by Starbucks, pick up the latest holiday or signature latte, listen to Dean Martin on my ipod, and leisurely stroll down by Lake Ontario to Classic Video.  I normally spend half an hour just perusing the amazing collection, trying to pick out my three movies. It's become a little bit of a ritual, and I'm going to miss it once I'm done with school!  I hope I can find another classic video store wherever I end up...

Does anyone have any "greats" that I have to see?  I'd love some recommendations for my next visit!



  1. Rear window is one of my faves!!!

    Another one is Change of Habit....it's from the 70's tho I think...Mary Tyler Moore and Elvis!!!

  2. Oooo, thanks for the suggestion! I'll add it to my list. I'm also major fan of 70s and 80s movies too, so I'm sure it will be great!

  3. I am so bad, I've barely seen any old movies! I need to start watching ASAP, because there are so many I want to see!

  4. FAntastic! I've started a Sunday night movie watcing club with a few friends. xoxo

  5. Miss Southern Prep- You MUST get on that! There are so many amazing classics out there! Do some research and find a good video store. I'm sure Netflix even has a great selection.

    CDS- LOVE that idea! That's such a great tradition. I may have to steal that idea...