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Facets is a Time Out Chicago's Best Awards Critics' Pick.

Best Reason Not to Get Netflix


Facets Videotheque
You needn't so much as step foot in this Lincoln Park cinephile haven to have access to its infinite library of titles. Like a localized Netflix, Facets offers a by-mail rental system, which includes shipping VHS copies of rare and import titles that aren't yet available on DVD or Blu-Ray. The downside: Mail is good for business, but can be bad for the discs, which frequently come back cracked. Unlike Big Red, the 38-year-old nonprofit isn't budgeted to be constantly replacing its stock. So handle your discs with care.

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