'Captain Video' In San Mateo Thrives In The Age Of Streaming!

Meet Ira Belfer who is the proud owner of "Captain Video" at 2837 South El Camino Real in San Mateo. At Ira's store, you will find blasts from the past, like VHS tapes and Betamax! Ira is not only the owner of Captain Video, he's the sole employee!

Ira has been in business every day since March 1985.

The customers at Captain Video prefer an in-person exchange over streaming services like Netflix or Hulu. They also want DVDs for extra behind-the-scenes footage.

Others love the nostalgia, taking it back to a time before high-tech.

At Captain Video, rental rates haven't changed in 35 years.

"It's still, to this day, $2.99 to rent a movie," Belfer said. "How many things in 35 years haven't gone up or quadrupled in price?"

Jack and Carolyn talked to Ira. Listen below:

 
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