Instaflix brings DVD, Blu-Ray rentals to post
August 18, 2011
FORT RUCKER, Ala., August 18, 2011 -- Soldiers and Families looking to rent the latest new release movies on DVD or Blu-Ray have a new option at the Mini Mall and Triangle Express facilities here.
This will help single Soldiers and Families have more entertainment options while living and working on the installation, according to Army and Air Force Exchange Service officials.
"The local locations make it convenient for our single Soldiers and military Families to rent new release DVD and Blu-Ray movies for a low price," said Susie Antonello, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and Fort Rucker visual merchandise manager.
In total between the two kiosks, there are 700 movies with more being added each Tuesday when new releases become available, said Michelle Adams, AAFES service business manager.
"We have a lot of single Soldiers here who might not be able to leave the base as often as others," she said. "This is a great deal for them because they can find movies in high definition or standard without having to pay heavy fees."
When Soldiers rent movies from the kiosks, they have to use a credit card as the machines do not take cash. Each DVD rented costs $1 per night while Blu-Ray discs cost $1.49 per night, she added.
"When someone gets ready to bring the movie back, they can turn it in at either location," Adams said. "The machines will accept the movies regardless of which kiosk it was rented from."
Lt. Col. Joseph Graham, U.S. Army Aeromedical Center deputy commander of administration, took a look at one of the kiosks Tuesday and said he thinks it's a great option for those living on post.
"This is fantastic," he said. "You can't beat the price and how convenient it is for Families. It's a great option for a Friday night. They've got a lot of new movies and older ones, too, so there's plenty to choose from."
Adams said she hoped to use the kiosks as well as she's a big fan of comedies and said the kiosks have plenty of those along with movies from every other genre as well.
There are currently 63 Instaflix kiosks on 28 Army and Air Force bases within the U.S., according to a release from Global Axcess Corp., Instaflix's parent company. Fort Rucker is one of the first to participate in this program, which the company expects to be rolled out at many other bases nationwide in the coming months.