Final Blockbuster to open for summer sleepover

Final Blockbuster to open for summer sleepover

Tourists take photos in front of the Blockbuster sign

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Tourists take photos in front of the final Blockbuster store

For millions of people, Saturday night in the 1990s and 2000s meant browsing your local Blockbuster for a movie, taking it home, and relaxing on the couch.

Then streaming took place and movie lovers were able to access the latest releases with a single click.

Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in the United States in 2010. Today there is only one store left on the planet, in Oregon.

But now, locals will have the chance to have one last Blockbuster sleepover inside the world’s last store.

  • ‘I run the last Blockbuster’

Deschutes County, Oregon movie fanatics looking for a night of nostalgia will have the chance to receive the store keys for one night from September 18-20.

The shop – which will have three quarantine pods to ensure a socially distant movie night – will be equipped with a sofa bed, ottoman and cushions for visitors to enjoy the “new releases” of the 1990s.

There will also be a portable stereo and retro video games for visitors to play late into the night.

And the price? About the same cost as a rented ’90s VHS, at $ 4 (£ 3).

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Multimedia captionSuccess memories: “Every Friday my parents let us choose a video”

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