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The World’s Last Blockbuster Video Store Is Still Going Strong

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Blockbuster video stores exploded in popularity in the late ’90s and early ’00s. At the height of its success, the company employed 84,300 people across the world and had more than 9,000 stores across the country.

These days, Netflix, Redbox, and video on-demand services reign supreme. We can now rent movies with the touch of a button.

Every Blockbuster location has closed its doors.

That is, except for one single Blockbuster that remains in business to this very day.

It’s located in Bend, Oregon, and is known as “the Last Blockbuster.”

In the midst of the current pandemic, Inside Edition spoke with the store’s general manager about the lone relic of home entertainment.

“We’ve faced many challenges over the years, and we’ve managed to muddle through, and we will this one too,” Sandi Harding said.

Watch the video below to see how Sandi and her employees are staying in business while ensuring the health and safety of its loyal customers.

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