Circuit City Documentary Premieres In Richmond


Richmond, Va. - A new documentary chronicling the rise and fall of Circuit City premiered last night in the defunct chain's home town.

"A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story" follows the 60-year history of what was once the world's largest CE specialty retailer.

The film was introduced by former CEO Alan Wurtzel, whose father Sam founded the company, local CBS affiliate WTVR reported.

Wurtzel appears in the documentary, along with CarMax co-founder Austin Ligon, former Circuit City executives and sales associates, and faculty from the University of Richmond.

The chain

entered Chapter 11

bankruptcy two years ago amid heavy losses and cash and credit constraints, and

shut its doors

after a months-long liquidation sale in March 2009.


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