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And then there was 1: Nation's last Blockbuster is in Oregon

And then there was 1: Nation's last Blockbuster is in Oregon

"We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it's just to say "Hello", Blockbuster Alaska said in a Facebook post. Those days are gone. While all Blockbuster corporate stores have been closed in the USA for some time, a third party licensed the name from Dish and had been operating Blockbuster stores in recent years. From 9,000 stores, down to just one in the United States. The Anchorage store displayed these pieces of movie history and Daymude claims it actually worked. "Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare the lone and level sands stretch far away".

This leaves a solitary Blockbuster location in Bend, Oregon to wave that yellow and blue banner for as long as it can.

Why it matters: For those of a certain age, the tradition of visiting Blockbuster on a Saturday evening and renting the latest movie to arrive on VHS or, later, DVD, is a fond memory. Now, the Anchorage Daily News reports the two Alaskan Blockbusters are closing for good.

The Oregon store manager told the AP that her location becoming the last in the US could possibly boost sales, adding that her business was not in danger of closing. And there's just not enough incentive to keep it going. There's also still the last Blockbuster in OR, which has no plans to close anytime soon.

Five years ago, there were 13 stores across The Last Frontier state. And now...here we are.

"Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years", he wrote.

Alaska's final two Blockbuster video stores will rent out their last movies and close up shop at the end of the week, management announced Thursday - leaving the US with a single remaining location. We have thought of you as family for the past 28 years.

"The memorabilia is probably going to go back to the owner, which is fine, because I don't want a jockstrap in my house", Daymude said.

"We have a great customer base", he said, "and it kills us to tell these customers that we're having to close down".