There are Tanning Beds in More Than 3,500 Movie-Rental Stores

September 22, 2010  |  12:10pm

Take a moment and just soak in that headline. Weird, right?

With companies like Netflix and Hulu appealing to the general population’s growing inclination toward sociophobia, many video rental shops have gone the way of the dodo.

In an effort to step up their game and entice folks to enter their stores, more than 3,500 independent film-rental stores now boast tanning beds, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story also says a shop housing just six tanning booths can sometimes acquire a whopping 40% of its revenue from them.

The times, they are a-changin’.

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