Are there any surviving Blockbusters?

Today, only one remains in Bend, Oregon. It has been dubbed The Last Blockbuster. Franchisee Sandi Harding has pledged to keep it open for as long as Dish Network continues to license the name to her.

Are there any more Blockbuster stores open?

It’s 2021, there’s just one Blockbuster store left, and this nightmarish heat wave certainly isn’t done yet. The last-standing store is located in Bend, Oregon, and this week, don’t you dare touch the door handle, manager Sandi Harding said.

Where is The Last Blockbuster ever?

The last Blockbuster in the world, located in Bend, Oregon, is weathering the pandemic by tapping into the nostalgia of the iconic video store chain, while also offering sleepovers through Airbnb and selling merchandise sourced through local vendors.

When did the Bend Oregon Blockbuster close?

In 2019, the Bend store became the last Blockbuster when multiple stores in Alaska shut down.

Is there really only one Blockbuster left?

There’s now only one Blockbuster left on the planet. It’s lonely at the top. That’s what the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, discovered when the only other store in the world – located in Australia – announced it was closing.

Who is The Last Blockbuster manager?

Sandi Harding is the store manager of the last Blockbuster and she’s the subject of a new documentary about just that. She joins Cheddar to talk about keeping a video rental store open in the era of streaming and during a pandemic. ‘The Last Blockbuster’ comes out December 15.

How many Blockbuster stores were there?

In its heyday, Blockbuster Video had 9,000 stores around the world. But in-store video rental stores began struggling with the rise in on-demand streaming services such as Netflix — the very streaming service now offering the Blockbuster documentary.

What ended Blockbuster?

It failed because of too much debt and changes in the industry. It had too many stores, Netflix created a better business model, and then Redbox kiosks and the whole digital phenomenon eliminated the need for consumers to go to a separate DVD store.”

How long did Blockbuster last?

Blockbuster was unable to make a $42.4 million interest payment to bondholders and was given until August 13, 2010, to pay off the debt. But the arrival of Netflix and entertainment-on-demand stripped the company to the bone and necessitated bankruptcy in 2010.


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