For a relatively brief amount of time in human history, the “video rental store” was a thing. Now they are a dying breed, but there are still a few in Seattle, including Scarecrow Video, which also happens to be the largest video library IN THE WORLD.
As a visitor, you probably won’t want a rental membership, but Scarecrow also sells DVDs, blu-ray discs, candies, t-shirts, movie posters, and other merchandise. At the very least, if you find yourself in the University District, you can stop in and see the world’s greatest collection of videos with your own eyes.
Behold their two stories of inventory – over 100,000 titles – documentaries, anime, foreign films (organized by country), horror films and whatever else strikes your fancy. Most nights at the store feature screenings of an older film, and you can check their website online to see what films they have in stock.