The Laundry Room welcomed its first customers today inside Film Festival. So why add a Laundromat to the local coffee bar and video rental business?
“We wanted to provide something the town needed,” owner Abbie Burk told the Los Alamos Daily Post during an interview this afternoon.
The new facility offers six brand new, standard sized coin-operated washers and dryers. Detergent, fabric softener and quarters are available from the baristas at the Film Festival counter.
Abbie and Brad Burk have owned Film Festival for 21 years this June. Abbie is from Los Alamos. Brad hails from Nebraska. The Burk’s two children, Kaylie, now a freshman at the University of Nebraska and Landon, a sophomore at Los Alamos High School have always been a big part of the business, Abbie said.
Never fear, all of approximately 3,000 movies are still available for rent at Film Festival. One of the last remaining video rental stores around, Film Festival keeps renters happy with its many specials, including rent two get two free on Tuesdays.
Film Festival’s popular coffee bar serves frozen yogurt, cold drinks, oatmeal, and breakfast burritos and pastries from Hot Rocks, as well as espresso and blended coffee drinks, tea and of course, plain old coffee. Film Festival serves organic coffee from Aroma Roasters in Santa Fe. Aroma roasts on Tuesdays and fresh beans arrive at Film Festival Wednesday, Brad said. Aroma coffee also is available for purchase by the pound at the Film Festival.
Hours at Film Festival and The Laundry Room are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Film Festival is at 3801 Arkansas Ave # D in Los Alamos and can be reached at 505.662-3688.
The best time to do your laundry? It just might be Sunday morning when Film Festival bakes its pastries … because the scrumptious aroma alone is worth the visit!
All of approximately 3,000 movies are still available for rent at Film Festival … offering the perfect opportunity to rent a movie and do the laundry. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com