BLOWOUT SELLS LEASED DEPARTMENTS TO MOVIE GALLERY

DOTHAN, Ala. -- About 11 leased-space video departments in Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Fred Meyer stores were among those acquired by the Movie Gallery, here, when it bought 90 in-store video shops from BlowOut Entertainment, Portland, Ore., last month. The remainder of the departments were all in Wal-Mart and Kmart supercenters, said a Movie Gallery official.The sale came as BlowOut filed for Chapter

DOTHAN, Ala. -- About 11 leased-space video departments in Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Fred Meyer stores were among those acquired by the Movie Gallery, here, when it bought 90 in-store video shops from BlowOut Entertainment, Portland, Ore., last month. The remainder of the departments were all in Wal-Mart and Kmart supercenters, said a Movie Gallery official.

The sale came as BlowOut filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 22. The company will apparently now go out of busines

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