It's the void that was left when the Movies Repertory closed. That was our local art house cinema once upon a time, in case you can't recall.
Iris BookCafe has video rentals at $1.50 a night beginning this week. The titles look to be mostly art films, foreign cinema and obscure cult classics. Think Ingmar Bergman, David Lynch and Ken Russell. I'll bet Jason Gargano will become a regular customer.
"There's some fluff in there, but mostly it's stuff you wont find at blockbuster," says Mike Markiewicz, one of the owners.
It doesn't say so on the door, but they do accept credit cards. The coffee is solid, too.
7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 1331 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-381-2665.