It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce Naro Video will be ceasing current operations at the end of August.
We sincerely thank all of those who have supported us over the years. Serving you and our community while curating our expansive collection has been our greatest joy.
We will be closed Mondays in August, so take advantage of the extra day!
Our last day to rent will be August 18, all current rental policies apply. Due to our financial situation, we are unable to refund unused discount card squares- please contact us directly so other arrangements can be made.
Our last day open to the public will be August 25 for a farewell celebration.
We will have Naro Video merchandise and DVD/Blu-Rays for sale to cover our remaining expenses. We still have some Kickstarter rewards that were never picked up so please do so by August 4!
At this time there are no plans to sell the collection or single titles from it. We will be selling duplicate copies of previously viewed titles.
Please email us at NaroExpandedVideo@gmail.com with any questions. Be aware that this decision does not affect Naro Cinema as we are two separate businesses.
Thank you again for your love and support in what has been a grand adventure!
NARO VIDEO IS A NON-PROFIT FILM LIBRARY WITH OVER 42,000 TITLES OF BOTH NEW AND OLDER MOVIES, FOREIGN FILMS, DOCUMENTARIES, AND ARTS PERFORMANCES. WITH OUR COLLECTION AND EXPERTISE, WE SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND ACCESS TO THE COLLECTION. WE STRIVE TO BE PART OF WHAT MAKES NORFOLK UNIQUE.
Naro Video provides access to an expansive archive of over 42,000 unique titles. We promote physical media preservation and enthusiasm for film history. We are a source for educational and cultural needs and we provide programming & outreach in our community.
Former owners Tim Cooper and Linda McGreevy have donated their entire collection to this effort.
What We've Achieved
Here's what we've accomplished so far:
Secured non-profit status for the Library
Established a a Board of Directors
Established a sweet donation platform
Established a group of community volunteers to help coordinate events and fundraisers
Hosted fundraising and outreach events at O'Connor Brewing Co., Charlie's American Cafe, Toast, and Bearded Bird Brewing Co.
Joined the Ghent Business Association
Participated in Give Local 757
Ran a successful Kickstarter campaign
Fundraisers with Naro Cinema screening modern classics for their Naro-Minded and FlickIt Fridays! series
Developed literary film panel discussion series with WHRO and The Muse Writers Center
Provided programming and outreach to The Muse Writers Center and Blair Middle School
Hosted several in-store events and fundraisers to raise fun, funds, and awareness for Naro Video
Currently developing an online database for Naro Video's 42,000+ titles.