Guess what? There's only one Blockbuster store left now

Alaska’s Blockbuster video stores closing, leaving just one left

There is Only One Blockbuster Video Store Left in America

"We will miss all of you!" After announcing it would close its final 300 retail stores, the company vowed to continue serving customers online through an On Demand app.

So it seems like if you want to relive your greatest Blockbuster memories, you still have time.

But now there's only one Blockbuster store left in America: An outlet in Bend, Oregon. It's in Bend, Oregon.

"I tell you, we're going to get a lot of traffic, is what I'm expecting", Daymude told the Associated Press.

General manager Kevin Daymude is setting up a display of Russell Crowe movie memorabilia at the Blockbuster store on DeBarr Road in Anchorage on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, which includes the leather jockstrap Crowe wore in the movie "Cinderella Man".

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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. There, they built a shrine to the actor with such props as a hood from Robin Hood and a Vest from Les Miserables.

Daymude sent photos to Crowe of the memorabilia on display in his story. Despite modern technology rendering the stores obsolete, a handful have managed to survive in the US.

The video rental chain in 2000 notoriously made one of the worst business decisions of all time when it rejected a young company called Netflix whose CEO Reed Hastings offered to partner with the chain and run its online operations - Hastings was "laughed out of the room" as one report put it.

Alaska's Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna stores, along with another one in Anchorage, have all closed shop for good this year, the Anchorage Daily News reported. It was the seventh last-remaining story.

In recent years, Blockbuster stores have vanished in most of the country. The store stopped renting films on Sunday, March 11 and began an inventory sale that continued through March and April. And there's just not enough incentive to keep it going. In September 2010 it filed for bankruptcy and has spent the past eight years closing down stores across the world.

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