February 08, 2011 11:12 ET
Redbox Announces America's Most and Least Romantic Cities
Redbox Invites Movie Lovers to Send Friends a FREE One-Night DVD Rental This Valentine's Day
OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Renting a higher percentage of romantic comedies from redbox® than any other city, Greensboro, N.C., earns the title of the most romantic city in America. According to the national redbox Date Night Survey* of redbox renters, romantic comedy is the best movie genre for you and your partner to "sit close" and get in the mood for love, while horror is the best for watching in the dark.
Below are the most and least romantic cities, based on the percentage of romantic comedies rented at a redbox in 2010:
Top 10 Most Romantic Cities
1. Greensboro, N.C.
2. La Crosse, Wis.
3. Tuscaloosa, Ala.
4. Buffalo, N.Y.
5. Green Bay, Wis.
6. Wausau, Wis.
7. Sioux Falls, S.D.
8. Fargo, N.D.
9. Canton, Ohio
10. Detroit, Mich.
Top 10 Least Romantic Cities
1. Laredo, Texas
2. Eureka, Calif.
3. Tucson, Ariz.
4. Las Vegas, Nev.
5. McAllen, Texas
6. Reno, Nev.
7. Midland, Texas
8. El Centro, Calif.
9. Bakersfield, Calif.
10. Corpus Christi, Texas
Make Valentine's Day a Date Night with a Movie at Home
As Americans plan for the most romantic day of the year, the national redbox Date Night Survey revealed that more than half of consumers plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with a movie.
For couples looking to celebrate Valentine's Day with a romantic comedy, check out Going the Distance, You Again or The Romantics. Or for movie lovers seeking a good laugh, great action or a good scream, check out Cyrus, Red or Paranormal Activity 2. In honor of the season, redbox also brought back these favorites: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, The Time Traveler's Wife and He's Just Not That Into You.
Redbox Invites Consumers to Send a FREE One-Night DVD Rental to Their Valentines
From February 6 through February 14, movie lovers can send a Valentine's Day virtual greeting card and a free one-night DVD rental to a friend, family member or significant other via the redbox Facebook page. The one-night DVD rental is good for Valentine's Day only (February 14, 2011).
This Valentine's Day, redbox is making it easy for couples and singles alike to celebrate with a selection of $1-a-night DVD rentals and $1.50-a-night Blu-ray Disc® rentals available at more than 26,000 locations nationwide. Finding the nearest redbox location is easy on www.redbox.com, via the redbox iPhone® app, or by texting REDBOX to 50101.
Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc., offers new release DVD and Blu-ray Disc rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented more than one billion movies and is available at more than 26,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, leading grocery, drug and convenience stores, select Walmart locations and Walgreens locations in select markets. For more information, visit www.redbox.com.
*The "Redbox Date Night Survey" polled more than 675 redbox consumers nationwide. Most-romantic cities were selected based on the highest percentage of romantic comedy rentals in a particular market.