Skip to comments.Blockbuster departs Alaska, leaving 1 store left in U.S.
Posted on 07/12/2018 7:11:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
ANCHORAGE, Alaska >> Alaskas last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the United States.
The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.
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I remember the sounds of laughter from Blockbuster employees after Netflix opened.
I actually miss video stores.
Redbox has had an effect too.
And you’ll probably hear the laughter of Netflix employees about the company that ultimately smothers them. Remember: Ford no longer builds cars.
I lost track of the video rental business. Why did video stores go.out of business?
I preferred music to movies but I guess it had the same application. Going into independent stores was fun but the Peaches to Tower Records was something awesome for the young music fan.
Blockbuster hasn't been a factor in my life since the early 90s...and even then it wasn't a big factor.
Me too - we had one a couple miles away. Browse through them with my wife and/or kids. Of course I always hated it when they wouldn’t get returned in time!
Here is a timeline:
Very true. Always be looking back over your shoulder.
Exactly Redbox had more to do with killing blockbuster than anything..
Still a market for physical DVD rentals, but it doesnt support the overhead of full time staff and brick and mortar stores.
Yes Netflix heavily cut into the business model, but blockbusters move far to late to Redbox ensures their demise.
I remember when a video rental store, not sure if it was blockbuster, opened in Garden City, KS. Just about everyone was renting there.
I tried it a couple of times too.
“I actually miss video stores.”
me too dude. Even the small video stores during the late 90’s when i was a kid, and all these “people” would go to the back of the video store and I had to ask my uncle what they were doing there, he kept telling me to shut up..while he goes in afterwards lol
They’re still around! I rented a DVD just last week.
Opops i forgot to return Plan 9 From Outer Space and I spit On Your Grave.
The mustang isn't a car?
Awesome. Is there a umm, back room at the back for ‘special’ videos? haha
That’s the only exception they made.
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