Remember the golden days of Blockbuster Video? As a nineties kid, there was nothing better than when your parents would let you go to Blockbuster to pick out the perfect movie for the evening.
At its peak in 2004, there were more than 4,500 Blockbuster stores in the US. Sadly, the company faced plenty of competition from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, automated movie rental kiosks like Redbox and video-on-demand services. Despite all that, Blockbuster is still kicking.
Believe it or not, there is still one Blockbuster location left in the world. With the closing of Australia’s last location at the end of the month, the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon is the last one standing. Read on to learn more about this store that’s literally the last of its kind, including why its general manager thinks it’s managed to hang on for all these years.