There's Just One Blockbuster Video Left in the Entire Country

14 July, 2018, 05:29 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Alaska’s Blockbuster video stores closing, leaving just one left

Unfortunately, the attempted publicity stunt didn't do the trick and the two Alaska Blockbusters are due to close next week, leaving just one Blockbuster in the entire U.S. The stores, located in Fairbanks and Anchorage, will officially close on Monday, July 16. The closures will leave the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, as the final one still operating in the US. But Alaska has been something of a die-hard for the chain, with stores in Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna finally closing earlier this year, along with another Anchorage location.

It's been suggested that Blockbuster stores have been preserved for longer in Alaska due to the state's costly internet - which drove many residents to continue renting videos instead of viewing content online. There are still some locations overseas.

The Alaska Blockbusters also attracted additional attention recently when John Oliver announced that he was sending some of the props from the Russell Crowe divorce auction to the video rental stores. She said she has been working at Blockbuster for 14 years and seen her share of heartache as stores closed.

Daymude said the loss of such a loyal customer base will be a hard element in addition to the closing.

Blockbuster Alaska District Manager Kelli Vey and General Manager Kevin Daymude took to Facebook to issue the following message regarding the Alaskan closures.

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Blockbuster went bankrupt in 2010 and closed its last 300 stores in 2013. Kevin Daymude, Blockbuster Alaska general manager Kevin Daymude told CNN affiliate KTVA.

Two months ago the show sent a jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" and other items to an Anchorage store, which displayed it in an effort to ramp up business. "I can't tell you how much it means to us".

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

The days of aimlessly walking the aisles of your local Blockbuster every Friday night have been over for years in most parts of the United States.

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