Jacob Trevino is up to something. The co-founder of Gorilla Cinemas and owner of the Overlook Lodge in Pleasant Ridge—the latter known for its inventive cocktails and hilarious/groundbreaking live podcasts—is opening The Video Archive, a Quentin Tarantino-inspired video rental store in Walnut Hills, teased out via a Quentin Tarantino-inspired trailer.
(Shout-out to bartender Erin Fox’s spot-on Uma Thurman dance moves.)
As has been reported elsewhere, the rental store will be stocked with rare grindhouse and cult films, and (we’re safely assuming) both volumes of Kill Bill. Though we also can’t shake the sense that this cinephile utopia is the Pulp-Fiction-suitcase of Video Archive. The Enquirer’s Polly Campbell noted that video rental will take up only 100-square-feet of the 1,500-square-foot space, and the Business Courier’s Andy Brownfield reported a liquor license is attached to the address.
Certainly seems like something’s afoot. Hopefully Michael Madsen won’t be slinging any drinks.