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MoviebankUSA Claims to be Largest Video Rental Chain in Manhattan

4 Feb, 2005 By: Holly J. Wagner

MoviebankUSA, which recently began installing video vending machines in New York, is claiming to be Manhattan's largest video rental chain in terms of locations, with outlets in 25 Duane Reade drugstores.

The machines offer rentals for as little as 99 cents for a six-hour rental and $2.49 for a 24-hour rental. Although membership is not required to rent a movie from MoviebankUSA, members receive preferred rates along with special offers and announcements.

The vending units feature a video screen that plays trailers for the latest hits. Customers use a keypad to make movie selections and complete rental transactions.

The company has yet to open its concept fully-automated store planned for 71 Houston St. in Manhattan. The company's Web site is www.moviebankusa.com.

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