Central and Southern California movie lovers have another kiosk option for renting DVDs now that BP's ampm convenience stores are offering $1-per-day DVD rentals at kiosks under the brand, ampm Movies To Go.
According to CSP Magazine, the kiosks manufactured by Korean-based Kyungbong Co. Ltd operate similar to redbox and Blockbuster Express units requiring users to submit a credit card for purchases. Customers can also reserve movies online at www.ampmmovies.com.
Last year Kyungbong Co. entered into an agreement with Jacksonville, Fla.-based ATM company Global Axcess Corp. to manufacture 300 movie kiosks. In its most recent fiscal report, Global Axcess projected total DVD-rental revenue for the first quarter of 2011 to increase 52 percent from the same period last year. The company also expected to generate more than $1 million in quarterly revenue from kiosks installed at Tejas convenience stores.