By Energeticcity.ca staff
The Movie Gallery has announced it will be closing most of its stores nationwide, beginning this weekend.
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The closures include the Fort St. John branch, which will hold an inventory liquidation sale beginning on Saturday.
131 outlets in total will close, and $33 million worth of merchandise will be sold.
A press release says “The at-home video rental market has become increasingly more challenging with the rise of strong competition from cable providers, internet, kiosk operators and subscription-based mail delivery services”
The Edmonton Journal reports the chain’s U.S. stores will also close.