Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Skerton store is first test bed for new DVD rental kiosk

A Skerton shop is one of the first locations in Britain to test a new DVD rental service called MovieQoob.

Ryelands Spar on Owen Road now features a brand new "robotic kiosk" which holds over 450 new and recent release movies – and is ready 24 hours' a day to dispense entertainment. The machine is as quick and simple to operate as an ATM, with rentals starting at £1.99 each.

MovieQoob tell us you don't need to be a member to rent a new movie. "Customers select their movies, pay and play, when they want and where they want," a spokesperson explains.

The MovieQoob kisoks are spreading to over 1000 towns and cities in the UK over the coming year.

"Lancaster was singled out as a priority location in response to research which concluded that Lancaster people are more likely to watch movies at home than average," we're told, "and that they do not have access to a DVD rental service in the City.'

The MovieQoob kiosk is re-stocked every week with up to six new release movies, so there is always new entertainment to enjoy. Customers can browse the movies using the touch screen on the kiosk, or they can log into the machine online at using their PC or smartphone to check what's available in advance.

There's also a free weekly email newsletter which gives details of new movies available to rent. Sign up for the newsletter at, or simply pop down to the Spar / BP on Owen Road and test the MovieQoob Robot for yourself.

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