In British Columbia, teenager Matthew Reed started a little "Free Blockbuster" in his neighborhood about 45 kilometers east of Vancouver, Canada, in the Township of Langley. Initially made for a school project, the little blue metal cabinet stands on the curbside, stocked with over a hundred DVDs and VHS tapes, microwavable popcorn, and even free "membership cards". The films can be borrowed freely with no fees or due dates. Reed's project is part of a movement, which began in the US and has since spread to Canada. The concept is similar to the movement, where the same is done with books. "Many of those involved in the projects say they are nostalgic for a time when you could browse through genres from different eras, instead of relying on an algorithm and multiple services to try and find something to watch, writes CBC News. Reed notes that the community has responded well to his project. While one lone official Blockbuster store remains in the world, Reed seems to have tapped into the community wealth of simply sharing with neighbors -- a timeless practice across the ages that continues on.

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