What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn’t


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Published: 1 year ago
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.

Host: Bijan Stephen
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What do you miss about going to local video stores?

1 year ago

yes

1 month ago

Second last one to reply

3 months ago

Renting games.
Netflix and other streaming platforms are vastly superior to rentals, but the technology for streaming games is only now catching up enough to approximate what you get with a physical/downloaded copy.

4 months ago

not having to watch this video

6 months ago

Nobodys there

19 hours ago

Be kind, Rewind!

6 days ago

blockbuster is the most rarest cd store in the world

1 week ago

member blockbuster??




Oh I member!!

1 week ago

I miss that Blockbuster smell. You know the smell I'm talking about.

1 week ago

3:58 We me re execute, ordah... sixty six....

1 week ago

Office Depot
Netflix
Blockbuster

Why oh why do private shills happen?

2 weeks ago

Why didn't they just adapt?

2 weeks ago

The last one I’ve been in one was 2010 it was replaced by a mattress firm store

2 weeks ago

tegrity

3 weeks ago

REDBOX

3 weeks ago

I actually just found my Blockbuster Membership Card today so I had to search it up. I legit miss everything about it. Netfix, Hulu and basically anything like it is a joke. Its not even a good representation of what the film industry is and has to offer its viewers. its like a selfie with a filter. Not really all there.

3 weeks ago

Netflix has a bunch of old movies.

4 weeks ago

Have ANY of these people been to a LIBRARY recently? 😂😂

4 weeks ago

It’s a Friday night and you’re own the way to blockbuster to get your favorite movie or game, plus snacks.... best feeling ever. Let’s not forget movie gallery.

4 weeks ago

Netflix has Stranger things and like 3 good movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Men in Black and Spider-Verse) All the MCU and Disney movies there are probably leaving soon because Disney+ is coming out very soon.

1 month ago

What an awesome town!

1 month ago

Yeap that smell

1 month ago

Does anyone live in Oregon or is it just me

1 month ago

do they really sell cbd now or is that just one of their Twitter jokes

1 month ago

I miss Blockbuster so much.. the game that I mostly rent from there was Lord of the ring conquest and Unreal tournament 3

1 month ago

Goes in the store @2:30

1 month ago

There's a Family Video in my area but there barley holding on to business.

1 month ago

What happened to the Blockbuster in Anchorage Alaska?

1 month ago

The excitement of a Saturday night going to blockbuster to watch a film with the family choosing the film picking the munchies walking back home all excited to watch the film... now you just press the remote to go on Netflix there's no enjoyment now 😭😭😭 i miss the the old days

1 month ago

What films would you recommend ?

1 month ago

I miss the feeling of going into a Blockbuster and browsing the films, talking to the staff and picking up a couple of films that you might not necessarily buy. I wish it came back as there's a place for both in today's world.

1 month ago

I have mixed feelings...My sister and brother-in-law used to own a video store and Blockbuster put them out of business. But years later, I did like how large and bright the stores were, how you could always find the movie you wanted because there were so many copies, the variety of snacks they had and just feeling that overall good mood vibe you felt as you picked out a movie that would become part of a fun evening ahead. We need stores like that in communities now that all the bookstores like Borders are gone as well.

1 month ago

I love this store. I would travel to Bend Oregon, just to see a Blockbuster one more time. It was a huge part of my life and i have very fond memories of Blockbuster

1 month ago