My buddy Mike Schneider just forwarded me an incredible press release from New York's Museum Of Arts And Design, which I honestly thought was some kind of practical joke being played on me. It's one of those things that just seemed too damn awesome to be true. Thankfully, things that are too good to be true are sometimes actually true. And this is one of those times!
To briefly sum up the press release, The Museum Of Arts And Design (located in NYC), will be running a tribute to the VHS medium, beginning in June and lasting through August. In an effort to 'demonstrate the impact of the technology on the history of cinema', MAD will be screening rare genre films and other VHS offerings throughout June and July, including a slew of horror flicks such as Troma's Mother's Day, Nekromantik & the shot on video Hellroller, a slasher film about a wheelchair bound serial killer. The showcase will even include three separate nights of workout classes conducted through Sweatin' To The Oldies style VHS workout tapes, where guests are encouraged to dress in their 80's best.
Perhaps coolest of all, throughout August, MAD will be turning one of its studios into an actual operating video rental store, where you can browse around and even rent out tapes, giving you the opportunity to relive what it was like to step foot into the mom and pop video shops of times gone by. Pinch yourself. This is really happening. Good. Now clean the mess you made in your pants.
To learn more, and to see the full schedule of events, head over to The Museum Of Arts And Design's website!