That's Entertainment closing this spring

An independent movie rental store in Charlottetown is calling it a wrap after 25 years in business.
Customers in Charlottetown are upset to hear a locally-owned movie rental shop is shutting down. 1:29

An independent movie rental store in Charlottetown is calling it a wrap after 25 years in business.

In addition to supplying customers with a huge selection of films, That's Entertainment has been a big contributor to local food banks and helped train numerous high school students through a co-op program.

Sheila O'Shea will miss the social interaction of going out and renting a movie. (CBC)

Customers say all that combined with the friendly atmosphere will make it hard to say goodbye.

Don McClintick collects movies, and takes advantage of opportunities to buy titles from That's Entertainment.

"I'm one of the old schoolies going out and buying them," said McClintick.

"I know my wife doesn't like me buying them but what the heck anyway. I can't seem to stop the idea of getting them."

In a news release the store thanked the community for its support, but didn't provide a reason for the closure. When reached for comment, owner Don Cairns would only say it was time to shut it down.

Customer Sheila O'Shea will miss the store.

"It's pretty devastating," said O'Shea.

"They have all kinds of new movies, they have alternative movies, and yeah, we're going to be really sad to see them go."

No exact date for closing was provided, but inventory will be liquidated from April 15 to 22.

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