2008 Anniversary Newsletter
For our 23rd anniversary, we’re making some exciting new changes that we can’t wait to share.
Why try Four Star’s rental subscription plan?
A lot has been said about the competition from Netflix which—gotta’ give ‘em credit—built a good mousetrap. But our subscription plan is better. Shall we compare?
Winners of our free rental drawings say the best part of winning is the opportunity to explore genres and movies they might never have considered if they were paying for each individual rental. At Four Star, you’ll never be penalized for being a heavy renter—we make it our mission in life to help people find great movies, and our library is inexhaustible. Imagine the fun you’ll have peering into every niche in the store, and then come try it out. Bring a debit or credit card to sign up.
Why buy local?
Local businesses have a stake in the community and donate a far greater portion of income to charitable organizations, along with making substantial donations of time. More than half our income stays in the community versus an average of 14% for nationals. We pay rent and taxes, patronize other local businesses, and hire great people. And that’s where the biggest advantage lies. Read on!
Meet our staff
Peter loves horror movies and wrote an article about them for Dane 101. Sara is a fan of the classics and recently published a piece on Louise Brooks. Amber is an expert on anime and wrote her master’s thesis on Speed Racer. Matt teaches Classics, volunteers at OutReach, speaks 6 languages, and loves the French New Wave. We have many more fascinating people as well, and they’re all some of the friendliest, smartest, funniest people you’ll ever meet.
Want to browse the collection before you come in? Head for our website, where you’ll find the entire inventory online. See what we have from the Wisconsin Film Festival, browse movies by country of origin, or search for a specific title. Renew a movie online or send us a comment or request. Check out what movies are coming soon to the store. Buy used movies or create a list of what you want to see next. Available any time of the day or night.
Celebrating our 23rdbirthday
Come party with us Thursday, November 6th through Tuesday, November 11th. Buy 2 used movies and get 3 more FREE. Rent one movie, get a second FREE (one can be a new arrival). Enter our prize drawing to win a year of FREE rentals and other great prizes.
As we approach our 23rd anniversary, I’m also celebrating a personal milestone, five years as the owner of Four Star Video Heaven. I just re-read the letter I sent to all of you announcing my purchase of the store, and I was struck by the excitement and enthusiasm that fairly jumped off the page. I remember the feeling well, and as challenging, rewarding, scary, exciting, and joyful as I expected the work to be, it has exceeded my expectations in every respect—and we’re still just at the beginning. I can’t say it often enough and don’t know how to say it better: Thank you.
Owner, Four Star Video Heaven