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CineFile Video was founded in 1999. Since that time it has seen many ups and downs, but it has never waivered from its mission to collect and curate rare and excellent films in all genres. In 2013, when the shop was on the brink of closure, Sebastian Mathews, owner of Touch Vinyl record shop in West LA made an offer to purchase CineFile in the hopes of keeping it open for the sake of Analog Alley and its loyal, brilliant community...
With the advent of the $30 monthly membership, a new focus on exemplary customer service, and partnerships with companies like Vinegar Syndrome, Shout! Factory and The Criterion Collection, CineFile is doing well enough to support four employees, continue stocking new films and maintain its massive library.
We don't know what the future of the digital age and entertainment will look like, but we are determined to be a part of the landscape as both an archival resource and a monument to human creativity.
“Good movies are like good drugs, and I'm your pusher!”
SEBASTIAN MATHEWS | OWNEr
"So you liked Drive...? Check out Bullhead!"
Before I owned CineFile, I rented there. I have an unquenchable thirst for great entertainment and I devour it daily. I love music, films, tv series and books- in hard copy when possible- and in super free ones and zeroes if given no other choice!
As a customer of, the human recommendations and the massive library are what set CineFile apart from all my other experiences finding and enjoying media online....
The fine folks that work here and the 44,000+ movies we have that you simply won't find online means that you always cut through the gristle to the meat. You cut through to those films that make you tick, that turn you on and get you high. Hear me when I say good movies are like good drugs, and I'm your pusher!
- Sebastian Mathews, Owner
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