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The Last Blockbuster In The World Is On Airbnb For Just $4 A Night
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The Last Blockbuster In The World Is On Airbnb For Just $4 A Night

Before Netflix and chill was a thing, weekends in the 1990s and 2000s meant going to your local Blockbuster, browsing through the dusty aisles, and taking your chosen film home to sit back on the sofa.

But as Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in the US in 2010, there’s one precious relic remaining in Bend, Oregon. And the manager Sandi, who has kept the establishment running “like butah” invites everyone “to dust off those membership cards for a sleepover, except this time, you won’t have to beg your parents to rent the latest horror flick.”

The stay will only set you back 4 dollars (plus taxes and fees) for an unlimited movie marathon. So let’s take a look at what home entertainment fans aching to relive the glory days of Blockbuster have in there on the menu.

More info: Airbnb | BendBlockbuster.com

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The store is transformed into a ’90s living room with a pull-out couch, plush bean bags, VHS tapes, and video games

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Guests will be able to use the store’s entire collection of tapes and classic films during their stay

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The place is stocked with classic movie theater snacks, like Doritos in their original ’90s packaging

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The pull-out couch features bedding with retro gamer vibes for a full experience

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After the last Blockbusters closed in Australia and Alaska about a year ago, Bend Blockbuster in Oregon is the only store of its kind that remains open in the entire world.

Kevin Daymude, a Blockbuster manager in Alaska prior to the stores’ closure in the state, told Business Insider that Blockbusters are simply no longer relevant like they used to be.

“Let’s be real, you have Netflix, you have Redbox,” he commented. The former manager added: “The economy is tough right now, so people are still renting—but they aren’t renting as much.”

The classic sleepover arrangement for a nostalgic movie all nighter

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And this is what else you can expect, according to the listing’s description

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Meanwhile, the Bend store managed to outlast thanks to loyal customers and nostalgic tourists flocking to the venue to get that ‘90s fix. Bend Blockbuster officially became a franchise in June 2000.

According to the description on its website, it marked the “the beginning of our Blockbuster Story. How a small business, through stubborn determination and a bit of pure luck, has been able to operate in the chaos of an ever-changing home video world.”

Some people couldn’t believe all this fun comes for only $4

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And others seemed to really like the idea

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
2 years ago

$4 per night?!? That's crazy, I used to pay $6 per night to rent a video for the night and that was the price in the 90s

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 years ago (edited)

That does sound too good to be true. However, it is only available for a total of three days in September. I wonder if you get entered into a lottery, because I am sure there will be quite a few people trying to reserve a spot? If you're a die-hard movie buff and love 90s nostalgia, this would probably be a fun place to try t win a spot for the night.

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LOttawa
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh that bedding really has the Safe by the Bell vibe.

UniNets
Community Member
2 years ago

Very interesting for 80-90s people. All the engaging things are available here. WOW.

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Missy Moo Moo
Community Member
2 years ago

$4 per night?!? That's crazy, I used to pay $6 per night to rent a video for the night and that was the price in the 90s

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

That does sound too good to be true. However, it is only available for a total of three days in September. I wonder if you get entered into a lottery, because I am sure there will be quite a few people trying to reserve a spot? If you're a die-hard movie buff and love 90s nostalgia, this would probably be a fun place to try t win a spot for the night.

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LOttawa
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh that bedding really has the Safe by the Bell vibe.

UniNets
Community Member
2 years ago

Very interesting for 80-90s people. All the engaging things are available here. WOW.

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