300 Remaining Blockbuster Video Stores To Close Shop

Posted: Nov 8 2013, 8:52am CST | by , in News | Other Stuff


300 Remaining Blockbuster Video Stores to Close Shop

No more Blockbuster retail locations anywhere

In years past, you could find multiple Blockbuster Video stores in just about any city of size in the US. When Netflix and other streaming and mail-order video rental companies began to pop up, Blockbuster video and its horrible policies for late fees began to go the way of the dinosaur. In its heyday of 2004 there were 9000 Blockbuster locations.

When Dish Network purchased Blockbuster there were only 1700 left. Today there are only 300 Blockbuster Video locations left and Dish has announced that it has now decided to close up to 300 remaining locations around the country reports CinemaBlend. That means many cities there will no longer be a place to rent physical movies locally, at least not with a traditional store.

More and more people have been turning to kiosks such as Redbox. Redbox and similar competitors put the final nail in Blockbuster's coffin. The good news is will no longer have to put up with atrocious late fees which I like to think was at least part of the reason Blockbuster is now extinct.

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