Soon, Only One Blockbuster Store Will Be Left in the US

13 July, 2018, 23:27 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • A man walks past a Blockbuster Video store

Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska, says the stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night.

Alaska's last two Blockbuster video rental stores will close this week and liquidate remaining inventory, the stores' management announced Thursday.

The Blockbuster stores chugging along up North - including the one that John Oliver's Last Week Tonight donated Russell Crowe-themed movie props to - are closing down. The stunt brought plenty of attention to the location, but the video store just didn't get the influx of business it was expecting.

The owner of the Alaska stores had told Deadline that the stores remained profitable, but decided that renewing the lease on the stores didn't make financial sense. The last remaining Blockbuster store is located in Bend, Oregon.

Blockbuster has managed to keep locations open in Alaska longer than the rest of the country, thanks to the state's long winters and generally slow WiFi.

"We have a great customer base", he said, "and it kills us to tell these customers that we're having to close down". "We have thought of you as family for the past 28 years". The last two Alaska store leases end in August. As a result of the closures, only one blockbuster in the United States still exists. In September 2010 it filed for bankruptcy and has spent the past eight years closing down stores across the world. Slowly but surely, Blockbuster began to fade away like Thanos performed the "Snap" on all of the store's locations.

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At its peak, Blockbuster operated over 9,000 stores, the New York Times reported in 2011.

For years now in Alaska, announcements have cropped up every few months that another Blockbuster will shut its doors.

"Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years", the post continued.

Blockbuster formally closed all company-owned stores by January 2014, leaving franchisees to fend for themselves.

But their survival lasted longer in Alaska, with some crediting expensive internet as a factor in keeping many people renting videos rather than streaming.

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