Erik Schlictmann’s Goodbye Letter

Play it Again Video was founded by two brothers: Erik and Gary Schlictmann, both already veterans in the film and creative industry when they started Play it Again Video in 1986. A few years into the business, Erik took over as president of the company while Gary focused on the creative aspect of the video production work.

In 2010, Erik and his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina and Play it Again Video merged with VideoTransferBoston in Newton, MA. With that merge, Play it Again Video moves from Needham, MA after 24 years, to neighboring town of Newton.

Below is Erik’s goodbye letter to his loyal customers:

Dear Loyal Customers of Play it Again Video,

It is with great pleasure that I get to write to you today.

Most importantly, it is to thank you for being a customer of Play it Again Video over these last 24 years. It truly has been a pleasure, and a joy, to have been of service to you. I appreciate that you had a choice, and your choice was that you came to us for your video services needs. For that, I do say, “Thanks for the Memory”.

Now, with fanfare, I would like to announce the sale of Play it Again Video at the end of October 2010, and introduce you to Myrtha Chang of VideoTransfer Boston.   We have been friendly competitors over the last couple of years,
and it is with confidence that I tell you this.  You will find that the new
Play it Again Film and Video has the same dedication to customer
appreciation, and quality of work, that has kept people like yourself coming
back to us “Through the Years”.

Play it Again Film and Video is now conveniently located at 122 Needham St.,
Newton, just 1 mile off of Route 128.  Although it may be a new location, you
will still see some familiar faces around, plus some new ones, all looking
forward to helping you.  The one face you won’t see though, is mine.

For a long time, I have been going to “Carolina In My Mind“.  Now, I actually
get to “Dream the Impossible Dream“.  So, it is with a little sigh, that I
do say good bye, and advise you do not cry.

For, it is through the “Times of Your Life“, that I have seen “The Way We Were”,

and can say without question, “What a Wonderful World”.

All the best,
Erik W. Schlichtmann