302 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Vidiots - Homestead Business Directory

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Video Tapes & Discs-renting & Leasing, Book Dealers-retail

Message from the Business

Vidiots opened in 1985 with more square feet than titles (1000 sq. feet 800 videos). Patty and Cathy sought out rare foreign and independent titles as well as performance and video artists' videos. Within two years Vidiots grabbed a reputation among cinema enthusiasts, film students and moviemakers as one of the most important alternative video stores in the country. The staff has always been made up of creative people attracted by their love of film. At any given time you will find visual and performance artists, writers, directors, critics, teachers, stand-up comedians and DJ's working behind the counter. The support and loyalty of great customers allowed Patty and Cathy to triple the size of the space with over 40,000 titles. With a rapidly growing DVD section (over 12,000) and a treasure trove of straight-to-DVD videos, Vidiots is the alternative for people who love movies.
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Customer Reviews (22 reviews)

Guest G.

on Judys Book Aug 27, 2010
Vidiots has everything you need with a very knowledgeable staff unlike a chain like Blockbuster. Nice Ocean Park neighborhood store, even major actors peruse here such as the sublime and fantastic Julie Christie... (more)


on Yahoo Mar 12, 2009
I love Vidiots! Where else can you rent a rare Lydia Lunch VHS, a classic Tarzan movie, a European release only David Lynch "Twin Peaks" and more Werner Hertzog than you ever imagined? And there's so much more! TRUE... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Apr 30, 2008
You don't have to send away for obscure films, they are here at vidiots. The staff are all film fans, and know the collection. Great for foreign and independent films. (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Apr 29, 2008
This is THE video rental store on the west side! Go here before anywhere else because they usually have what you want. Great for art films and foreign films and those good old oldies!... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 26, 2006
<b>In Short</b><br>Vidiots is one of the few Westside video rental stores that specializes in independent film. It carries over 26,000 titles (2,500 are DVDs), and the weekend rental crowd rivals the two nearby... (more)


on Citysearch Sep 26, 2006
great place, lots of Classics and rare finds. Bit out of the way, but worth the trip. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. (more)

Gary K.

on Judys Book Jul 15, 2006
Vidiot's has a remarkable film collection that includes everything from the lowest of B movies (think Santa Claus Goes to Mars) all the way to rare or obscure foreign films, and when I say the have foreign film it's not... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 11, 2006
They have pretty much any movie ever made plus the finest selection of rare and obsure titles, documentaries, sci-fi, genre defying, art films, etc. The people that work there are all helpful and really conneseurs... (more)

Helena L.

on Judys Book Jan 17, 2006
If you really want to geek out with some movies (and the people who love them), visit Vidiots. They offer everything from blockbusters to the obscure, and although sometimes it's difficult to navigate (I always... (more)

Citysearch User

on Citysearch Nov 23, 2005
Vidiots has the best selection I've seen in a video store, and I went there to rent a movie I couldn't find at any of the local Blockbusters. Their initial rental price is decent, but the length of the rental can be a real... (more)
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