Redbox to rent movies, games at CTA stations

Tribune reporter

If the experience of riding the CTA isn't already a bit like watching a movie, transit passengers can now pick up a film or video game for rental at some rail stations.

Redbox rental kiosks have been installed at the Wellington station on the Brown Line and the UIC-Halsted station on the Blue Line.

Kiosks are also coming in the weeks ahead to the Polk station on the Pink Line, the Jackson station on the Blue Line, the 47th Street station, 95th/Dan Ryan, Fullerton, Belmont and Loyola stations on the Red Line, the Damen station on the Brown Line and the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT station on the Green Line, CTA and Redbox officials said.

The installations are the result of feedback from the public about what amenities riders want available at CTA facilities, officials said. But the move won't be a box-office blockbuster for the CTA.

Redbox will pay the CTA a $35 monthly fee to cover electricity costs at each station and CTA will receive 7 percent of rental revenues, officials said.


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