DVD store breaks stigma of dying industry

L-R: Nathaniel Tomkins of Inglewood and Clayton Kieliszewski of Cloverdale.  Picture: David Baylis.     www.communitypix.com.au
L-R: Nathaniel Tomkins of Inglewood and Clayton Kieliszewski of Cloverdale. Picture: David Baylis. www.communitypix.com.au

THE co-owners of the last remaining DVD store in Perth’s north is breaking the stigma of a dying industry by taking their eight-month-old store to new heights.

Clayton Kieliszewksi (25), of Cloverdale, and Nathaniel Tomkins (26), of Inglewood, bought the last Civic Video store in the metropolitan area in March and quickly relocated and rebranded to Titan Movies and Pop Culture at a bigger premise in Malaga.

The store also sells gifts including candles, Pop vinyl dolls, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream and provides desserts to customers through Deliveroo.

In 2020, the store will be delivering movies for customers who live locally and order online or over the phone.

Mr Kieliszewski, who used to work in telecommunications, has gone “full circle” after renting DVDs at Civic Video as a child and owning a DVD store while Mr Tomkins worked at the Malaga store for 11 years.

Titan Movies and Pop Culture. Picture: David Baylis

Mr Kieliszewksi said it was a big change in career for him.

“We are the last in the north but there are four of us left in WA,” he said.

“We get along well with a lot of our customers.

“Some of them are almost like family.”

Mr Tomkins said people would still come into their store and asked if they could take a photo because they “did not realise video stalls still existed.”

The duo said they wanted to keep on running the business for as long as possible.

Meanwhile, the co-owners have set up a GoFundMe page for funds to install roller-shutters after the store was broken into four times since it opened.

The store is located on Bonner Drive in Malaga.

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