What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn’t

čas přidán 29. 08. 2018
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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  • What do you miss about going to local video stores?

    • Matt Arnold then you dont have a childhood as good as mine to say the least.

    • yes

    • Second last one to reply

    • 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.

  • How I wish I could relive my childhood

  • We as humans must do our duty to get rid of all face to face interaction. We must only rely on our electronics to ease feelings of loneliness and despair. Anything that is not maximally convenient and efficient shall be banished!

  • Only these millennials like Netflix over Blockbuster

  • I’ve wasted my whole night with my family scrolling on Netflix fighting over what to watch... That was never the case at blockbuster we actually rented it and watched it. Thanks

  • Childhood memories . I loved picking them out for my mum to rent for me . Their is not even one left in the uk 😭. I still remember the excitement popcorn and movies . VHS when I was growing up .

  • Libraries loan movie.

  • 0:11 is a sick rap beat

  • The end of a time in history :( I just asked my 8 year old nephew what BlockBuster is on our channel. Spoiler - He's wrong

  • doubt it but any one from mission tx.. video plus.. anyone.. anyone

  • I live in oregon and I go there

  • Blockbuster gave people that thirst of renting something before someone beats you to it

  • The "Vinyl" of movie renting.

  • in the future, netflix will go to bankroup because you can have the movie, sitcom, serie, etc, you want in your brain without downloading or putting a finger on a electronic device

  • I live in a small town I never gone to one

  • I've always dreamed about entering a Blockbuster with family or friends on a weekly basis. I don't even like Netflix that much, they never seem to have the movies I like.

  • I feel like an old fart seeing this (as a kid, my head only went as far up as the third shelf at Blockbuster and Hollywood Video).

  • Man I remember when I was little, staying at my grandmas house and she would come in the living room and say “ we’re going to blockbuster.” I was always so excited to go. Pick out the movies/ video games and getting the candy there, while spending time with her. That is one thing Netflix or Hulu or any other streaming service cant replace. The excitement of going to blockbuster with friends or family and making those memories. My grandma has passed about 3 years now but those are the times I cherish.

  • As a zoomer I am very sad that my peers haven't been able to experience the fun of blockbuster. The excitement of seeing so many movies on one shelf. Opening a new DVD of a series you've never seen is a unique experience that only blockbuster has provided me with.

  • I live in bend Oregon

  • Imagine what would happen if the video streaming service had a hand on Sandi's brain and make a video recommendation AI out of hers.

  • it's like a vinage store or museum

  • I have to go there

  • I remember going to blockbuster with my dad

  • I remember making weekly trips with my GF (Now wife) to Blockbuster back in the day. Good times. Honestly, I expected the last Blockbuster to be in Alaska or somewhere totally remote.

  • I still have a game from Blockbuster

  • Everyone: I wish I had a local blockbuster Me: I do 😏

  • I am so glad that blockbuster is gone forever. Its waste time and expensive to rent.


  • Nobodys there

  • Be kind, Rewind!

  • blockbuster is the most rarest cd store in the world

  • member blockbuster?? Oh I member!!

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

  • Office Depot Netflix Blockbuster Why oh why do private shills happen?

  • Why didn't they just adapt?

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

  • tegrity


  • 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.

  • Netflix has a bunch of old movies.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • What an *awesome* town!

  • Yeap that smell

  • Does anyone live in Oregon or is it just me

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

  • Goes in the store @2:30

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

  • What happened to the Blockbuster in Anchorage Alaska?

  • 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

  • What films would you recommend ?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • I miss Blockbuster store! I used rent a lot of movies especially Tm Burton’s Batman movies and the Batman The Animated Series as a kid

  • Hold up I live very close to Bend and I never knew there was a blockbuster


  • I used to go to Blockbuster Video a lot when I was younger. Mostly to rent games because I never really rented movies