FILM FRENZY: Kien Thai from Network Video in Maroochydore said the store has been busy with people keen to stay indoors and watch movies.
FILM FRENZY: Kien Thai from Network Video in Maroochydore said the store has been busy with people keen to stay indoors and watch movies. Nicola Brander

Wet weather sparks DVD raid as home-bound seek movie refuge

SUNSHINE Coast residents have hit local DVD rental stores seeking movies to while away a forecast wet weekend.

DVD hire stores reported being twice as busy as steady rain of up to 63mm fell on parts of the Coast in the 24 hours to 6.30pm last night and more was predicted for the weekend.

Ryley Warrener, of Civic Video at Caloundra West, said the rain always brought more customers in.

"Compared to a normal Friday during the day, we're quite busy, probably double or triple the customers," he said.

Kien Thai, of Network Video at Maroochydore, said Tuesdays and Thursdays were usually busiest because of movie and television series deals but the rain was a game changer.

New releases and movies featuring the late Robin Williams were predicted to be most in demand on what looks like being a weekend for indoor activities.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Andrew Bufalino said this morning was likely to be wet with showers possibly easing in the afternoon.

Mr Bufalino said a low forming off the coast could bring more rain.


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