The remaining Alaska stores will officially shut their doors for good on Sunday, but they will reopen on Monday for inventory sales that will run through July and August. One Blockbuster store in the United States, that is.
Both of the stores are located in Alaska (one is in Anchorage and the other is in Fairbanks) which was previously famous for being somewhat of a "hold out" state where Blockbuster Video locations were still regularly visited by locals.
It's the end of an era as two more Blockbuster locations are set to close, leaving only one lonely location in the US.
Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy back in 2011 and closed its last corporate store in 2014, signalling it was closing down all operations. According to Deadline, at Blockbuster's peak it had "more than 9,000 stores, half outside the U.S., and employed more than 84,000 people worldwide".
Daymude said the loss of such a loyal customer base will be a hard element in addition to the closing.
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Although the store manager had, at the time, hoped the publicity stunt would lead to a spike in business, the curiosity proved not to be enough. She said she has been working at Blockbuster for 14 years and seen her share of heartache as stores closed. Kevin Daymude, Blockbuster Alaska general manager Kevin Daymude told CNN affiliate KTVA.
The Alaska Blockbusters made national headlines earlier this year when John Oliver bought a number of movie items from Russell Crowe's post-divorce auction, including a leather jockstrap from Cinderella Man and a vest from Les Miserables, and sent them to the stores.
In 2013, there were thirteen Blockbuster stores in Alaska, which fell to nine by 2016. Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years.
So it seems like if you want to relive your greatest Blockbuster memories, you still have time.
But their survival lasted longer in Alaska, with some crediting expensive internet as a factor in keeping many people renting videos rather than streaming.