Can you rent if you don’t have a monthly or annual member plan? Yes

Anyone can take out movies—not just members with monthly or annual plans. It’s easiest for all concerned if you have a monthly or annual membership—that is absolutely our preference—but you can just rent by the movie if you want. If you do that, it is easiest if you use a card. We are not, however, letting members inside to browse in the interest of staff safety. It’s all curbside.

The curbside hours are:

Sunday-Wednesday: 3-7 PM
Thursday-Saturday: 4-8 PM

We encourage people interested in taking out movies to put your request in in advance by email at orders [AT]

DON’T HAVE A MONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP? • Now is a great time to become one of the hundreds of households in the greater New Haven area who support Best Video Film & Cultural Center—and get inexpensive access to our incredible archive—by becoming a monthly or annual member. The 1-Movie, 2-Movie, and 4-Movie plans (remember, you can access double that for the next two months) are respectively, $10, $20, or $30 per month in recurring charges. If you pay for a full year at once, you take 10% off ($108, $216, $324). You can join by clicking here.