BART & GREG'S DVD EXPLOSION!

149 MAINE STREET, TONTINE MALL, BRUNSWICK, ME 04011

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BART

GREG

STEF

SARAH

As Bart was being raised on the mean streets of Albany, NY he often sought escape in a darkened cinema. If it had not been for this early love affair with film he most certainly would have headed down another path in life. Perhaps the Bart we know today would be a purse-snatcher, pickpocket or general street tough. Luckily, he eventually made his way through the pearly gates of Bowdoin College in scenic Brunswick, ME. where he studied English, Aquatic Farming and Canadian Philosophy. More importantly, it was here that he made the acquaintance of Greg. Upon graduation he manned the projection booth at Hoyt's where he was forced to dress like a pirate to promote Muppet Treasure Island. Matt and Dave took pity upon him and hired him to work at the Video Venture where he was reunited with his friend Greg. They quickly bonded over their shared loved of silent Russian films of  the 1920's and take-away Indian food. As the Nineties became the Noughts, Bart moved from Brunswick to Boston to New York City pursuing a career with Rykodisc. a small record company. He quickly became disillusioned pushing papers and returned to the arena of the video store at Movie Place, the finest rental store in NYC. When the opportunity to return to Maine and open his own store presented itself, he jumped. His future plans include getting his pilots license and writing a self-help book. He lives in Brunswick. Greg, a lifelong resident of Maine, discovered early on that movies were a way of getting a different perspective on the world and its inhabitants. He meandered through his teen years soaking up the WBOR airwaves and sitting in the back row at Bowdoin Film Society screenings. His mother is a Jehovah's Witness, so he has never been trick-or-treating or had a birthday party. He feels this makes him different but not in a good way. Working steadily at Matt and Dave's Video Venture, Greg continued to explore his interest in film and developed a friendship with coworker Bart. They had known each other at Bowdoin briefly but truly cemented their friendship with their mutual admiration of Asian shock cinema and microwave burritos. After the tragic demise of Matt and Dave's, a distraught Greg shaved his head and meditated for six months in a Portuguese  monastery. With his newfound enlightenment Greg quickly contacted Bart and suggested they open their own store. Things proceeded quickly and they opened Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! in September 2002. Greg's future plans include moving to Lapland to train sled dogs and reading a self-help book. He lives in Brunswick. Bio coming soon! Bio coming soon!