WEST WARWICK – Marc Ciora’s passion for music and cinema runs deep. Over the years of collecting he has amassed a stock of CDs and DVDs, and with the recent opening of Music Magick he is eager to share his collection.

“I love music and I love movies,” Ciora said Wednesday, surrounded by crowded shelves as he stood in his new store on Main Street.

Ciora opened his first music store about 30 years ago in North Providence, where he was in business for about 15 years. Ciora had cultivated a dedicated following, but as stores like his began to close as file sharing and online streaming became prevalent, the first Music Magick also grew.

“I started teaching, but it wasn’t really a passion,” said Ciora, of the children’s films lined up behind him. “I really enjoyed working with the public.

Ciora still sold CDs and DVDs at various flea markets and a Smithfield co-op, and continued to build her collection.

“Everything was stored in a warehouse,” he recalls, “and I thought, why not open a store again? “

Then the cooperative stopped selling CDs and DVDs. And when the storage facility where Ciora had kept everything closed, leaving him with no place to put the boxes and boxes of titles that had come into his possession, he decided it was time.

A native of West Warwick – he graduated from high school in 1982 – Ciora is delighted to have opened the doors to the new Music Magick in his hometown.

“I’m happy to be here,” said Ciora, who returned to West Warwick about eight years ago after living for some time in Providence and then North Kingstown. “I love this city.”

From Christian music to rhythm and blues, classic to classic rock, Ciora’s CD inventory spans the gamut.

“We have Dean Martin, Sinatra,” he said, “then we have Nine Inch Nails, and Stone Temple Pilots, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Doors, James Taylor – it’s everywhere. “

Ciora has a soft spot for U2, although his personal music preferences span multiple genres.

As for the DVDs and Blu-rays available at Music Magick, they range from popular movies and old favorites to more obscure and unknown movies, as well as TV series box sets.

“We have all genres,” Ciora said, “from documentaries to horror movies.”

Ciora has kept the prices in its store simple and affordable. Customers can purchase one item for $ 3, or are asked to mix and match two for $ 5 or five for $ 10. And everything is guaranteed, he said, so if a disc skips or has some other problem, he’s happy to take it back.

“It’s not just about making money,” he said. “I like helping the public and I think I’m doing people a good service.

Those who have DVDs and CDs to get rid of are also welcome to sell them to Ciora.

Since opening in September, Ciora has been greeted by people delighted with the opening of a place like this – these types of physical stores are rare these days, and shoppers have taken trips to browse its selection. from as far away as Plymouth, Massachusetts.

“There are a lot of people who still collect this stuff,” he said.

And Ciora is happy to be able to provide the goods.

“When they come in, their eyes light up,” he continued. “You can see it.”

Music Magick is open at 1297 Main St., West Warwick Thursdays and Fridays 10 am-7pm, Saturdays 10 am-6pm, and Sundays 10 am-5pm.

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