Movie Madness

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  • Movie Madness is a Portland institution. Known for its vast collection, knowledgeable staff, and display cases full of legendary film props, the iconic Belmont storefront has a well-earned reputation as one of the best video stores in the country. Founded in 1991 by Mike Clark, Movie Madness has grown over the years to include 80,000+ titles encompassing new releases, childhood classics, foreign films, an extensive LGBTQ section, and VHS and cult rarities. In 2017, when then-owner Mike Clark was ready to retire, he approached his friends at the nonprofit Hollywood Theatre to see if they’d be interested in purchasing Movie Madness. After a successful crowdfunding campaign raised more than $315,000, the Hollywood took over ownership of Movie Madness in January 2018. The Hollywood Theatre is dedicated to preserving this cultural resource and keeping this world-class collection accessible to movie lovers in Portland and beyond.