Calgary

Unique Calgary video store closes

One of the only video stores in the city specializing in art house films is shutting its doors at the end of this month.

One of the only video stores in Calgary specializing in art house films is shutting its doors at the end of this month.

Bird Dog Video has been in business for the past seven years. Jolie Bird, one of the owners, said the store never really turned a profit, but the store's revenue plummeted with the rise of Netflix and video on demand.

"We just can't  keep the store going any more," said Bird.

She is moving out of Calgary and her partner is busy with another business.

"We tried to sell the store, but I think video stores are on the way out, as everybody knows, and we just weren't able to do it," she said.

Bird Dog Video is selling off its stock of hard-to-find and classic films between now and the end of May.