What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn’t

Did you know the last Blockbuster in America is in Bend, Oregon? In 2004, the company went from over 9,000 locations worldwide to exactly one in America. But in this streaming age, is there anything we can learn from Blockbuster? We traveled to Oregon to find out.

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40 thoughts on “What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn’t

  • August 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    What do you miss about going to local video stores?

  • March 31, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Fun fact: Blockbuster had an opportunity to buy Netflix, but they turned it down.

  • March 31, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    How are there no jokes about the large amount of hipsters in this video?? Especially in the park

  • March 31, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    Anyone know if it'd be legal to open a Blockbuster today? Like reproduce all new replicas of signs, dvd/bluray boxes. I mean i don't think anyone owns the logo or company, so shouldn't it be legal?

  • April 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I remember going to my local blockbuster a ton when I was a kid… it closed when I was only 9 or 10 but I have so many good memories from there

  • April 1, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I dont have a DVD nor a blue ray player.

  • April 1, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Hey you know what to do? spend 100-200 dollars on a 200 mbps to 1gbs internet connection and dig arround internet and you can have all.

  • April 1, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I don't miss the DVD, I do miss the VHS era, their is just this not so clean quality to it.

  • April 2, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Oh my god this brings back my memories. My childhood!

  • April 2, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    'In 2004, the company went from over 9,000 locations worldwide to exactly one in America.'
    REALLY? then why was one open still in 2014 here in FL?

  • April 2, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Last time I went into one was when I was 5. 3 years later the Blockbuster that I went to closed.

  • April 2, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    I don't think Netflix has any bubble gum vending machines like how any of the movie stores did

  • April 3, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Oh my lord I've been to Bend but I never saw the blockbuster there!

  • April 3, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    There are actually 19 Blockbusters in Finland, still all up and running and the stocks are real up.

  • April 4, 2019 at 5:19 am

    BB has so much history to me. One part of my life was renting SNES games from them all the time to a girlfriend that worked there and her eccentric (albeit incredibly hot friends) who worked there as well. I miss the mid 2000s.

  • April 4, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I wish the internet never took over the world

  • April 6, 2019 at 1:43 am

    that's not true, it wasn't 2004. i moved to NYC in 2006 and i went into blockbuster there many times

  • April 7, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Any other 90s kids just grin ear to ear when he walked in the store?

  • April 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

    I once registered for Netflix, or I think hulu, but then I immediately got bored from it then discontinued my account(2-days of free trial), I rather purchase the movie in physical form, or rent from Google Play movies

  • April 9, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Alaska has one and hasn’t been closed since opening. It’s currently 2019 and it’s still open.

  • April 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Maybe in the mainland, or lower 48, but in Alaska there are four, that's what I've heard anyway.

  • April 11, 2019 at 3:09 am

    I would say this makes sense when you don't know what to watch, but as someone who knows what he wants I could care less about Blockbuster.

  • April 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    What the last blockbuster has that Netflix doesn't? Good movies.

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