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Poll: Happy Record Store Day!

Record Store Day is held each year to celebrate independent record stores. In these days of giant box stores, streaming services and online behemoths like Amazon, the small "mom-and-pop" record stores are going out of business with increasing frequency. For this special day each year (April 21st in 2018) special recordings, re-releases and other limited items are available only in indie stores.

To celebrate independent record stores and Record Store Day, which of these indie record stores would you most want to shop in?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Anna Karina in Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

    The record store on Avenue de Wagram, Paris from Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

    Highlight: they specialize in three-minute-long tracking shots.

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    Carla Egerer and Eva Pampuch in Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

    The unnamed store from Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)

    Highlight: the sales girls will try not to laugh in your stupid face as you attempt to sing a song you heard on the radio. They'll try...but they won't succeed.

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    Murmur of the Heart (1971)

    Classique & Moderne Dijon-Musique from Murmur of the Heart (1971)

    Highlight: the flirty sales girls make it easy to take a five-finger discount.

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    Malcolm McDowell, Gillian Hills, and Glenys O'Brien in A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Chelsea Drugstore from A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Highlight: a great place to buy Tim Buckley's Lorca or the Canned Heat album Living the Blues before hooking up with a couple of devotchkas.

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    Michael McKean and Harry Shearer in This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

    The record store where only two people show up to meet the band from This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

    Highlights: no crowds to deal with, plus you might get to kick Polymer Records' Artie Fufkin right in the butt.

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    Winston's Record Stall from EastEnders (1985) - owned by Winston (Ulric Browne)

    Highlight - browse as long as you want, Winston won't say a word.

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    Jon Cryer in Pretty in Pink (1986)

    Trax from Pretty in Pink (1986) - owned by Iona (Annie Potts)

    Highlight: seeing a love-sick teenager pouring his heart out with the aid of Otis Redding.

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    Robert Sean Leonard and Tushka Bergen in Swing Kids (1993)

    The record store with the listening booth from Swing Kids (1993)

    Highlight: you might get an impromptu dance lesson from a handsome stranger.

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    Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy in Before Sunrise (1995)

    Teuchtler Records from Before Sunrise (1995)

    Highlight: squeezing into a tiny listening booth with a traveler might just lead to a night you'll never forget.

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    Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, and Johnny Whitworth in Empire Records (1995)

    Empire Records from Empire Records (1995) - managed by Joe Reaves (Anthony LaPaglia)

    Highlights: all the hot girl clerks...and Rex Manning Day!

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    Joey Lauren Adams and Dwight Ewell in Chasing Amy (1997)

    Jack's Music Shoppe from Chasing Amy (1997)

    Highlight: Banky and Holden (aka the white devil) live upstairs, so get previews of their new comics.

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    Robert Forster in Jackie Brown (1997)

    The generic record store in the mall from Jackie Brown (1997)

    Highlight: when you're suddenly hit by Cupid's arrow, this is the best place to pick up a Delfonics cassette tape.

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    Shaun Parkes in Human Traffic (1999)

    The record shop where Koop works from Human Traffic (1999) - owned by Ziggy Marlon (Justin Kerrigan)

    Highlight: when you're in Cardiff and need a butt-load of rave music...and an experienced DJ.

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    Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    The jazz record store hidden down a cobbled alley in Rome from The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

    Highlight: when you're ready to go into the listening booth, Tom Ripley will be there to hold your coat.

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    Rob and his employees encounter Ian

    Championship Vinyl from High Fidelity (2000) - owned by Rob Gordon (John Cusack) Highlights: the employees range from grumpy to insane, but they know their music. Just don't ask for anything Stevie Wonder put out in the '80s.
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    Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd in Knocked Up (2007)

    Record Surplus from Knocked Up (2007)

    Highlight: the store claims to have more than 100,000 CDs, DVDs, records and VHS tapes in stock. You could literally browse for days.

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    Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler in Reign Over Me (2007)

    Unnamed record store from Reign Over Me (2007)

    Highlight: two words - Bob. Seger.

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    Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer (2009)

    Old Bank DVD from 500 Days of Summer (2009)

    Highlight: find out who loves Ringo Starr and why.

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    Michael Cera and Ellen Wong in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

    Sonic Boom from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

    Highlight: like many of the locations in this movie, Sonic Boom is a real store you can actually go to in Toronto.

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    Martin Compston in SoulBoy (2010)

    Dee Dees Discs from SoulBoy (2010)

    Highlights: pretty girls and Northern Soul.

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    Richard Dormer in Good Vibrations (2012)

    Good Vibrations from Good Vibrations (2012) - Owned by real-life Belfast punk Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer)

    Highlight: be at ground zero of the Irish punk rock scene.

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    Jennifer Hudson, Nikki Blonsky, Ariana Grande, and Maddie Baillio in Hairspray Live! (2016)

    Motormouth Maybelle's Records from Hairspray Live! (2016) - owned by Motormouth Maybelle (Jennifer Hudson)

    Highlight: it's the only place in town where kids of all races can dance together.

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