Only one operating Blockbuster remains on the planet

Pour one out for the homies.

March 08, 2019
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Earlier this week, it was reported that a Blockbuster video store just outside of Perth, Australia was shutting it's doors at the end of the month. When it closes, it'll join the graveyard of well over 9,000 outposts that saw a similar demise following the franchise's bankruptcy in 2010.

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There is, still, one that remains. Time reported on Thursday from the last standing location in Bend, OR. It's still adorned with “popcorn ceilings” and “IBM computers from 1992,” and graciously, for any Pacific Northwesterners still holding on to the glory days of physical media, it's not closing anytime soon.

"It was pretty exciting to know that we had outlasted everyone else,” general manager Sandi Harding told TIME. “But then as soon as I got excited, I also realized that someone is losing their job somewhere and that we’re losing another Blockbuster store. It’s just us left, which means that we’re just that much closer to being completely gone and that’s just so sad.”

Only one operating Blockbuster remains on the planet