Blockbuster is closing its final remaining stores in Alaska. Here's what it was like to visit the video rental chain before it went extinct

Posted On: Jul 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Blockbuster is closing its final remaining stores in Alaska. Here's what it was like to visit the video rental chain before it went extinct

The final Blockbuster locations in Alaska are set to close, the stores' general manager announced on Thursday.
For years, Alaska was the final frontier of the dwindling video-rental chain, thanks to the state's generally poor WiFi and long winters.
Now, there is only one Blockbuster left in all of the United States.
Blockbuster isn't extinct quite yet - but it is almost there.
While roughly a dozen Blockbusters remained open across the United States in 2017, all but one has now closed.
On Thursday, Blockbuster announced that the final two locations in Alaska - long the last frontier for the retailer thanks to long winters and slow WiFi - will close next week. And, in January, the last Blockbuster in Texas finally shut its doors, the New York Daily News reported .
Now, just one Blockbuster remains: a holdout in Bend, Oregon.
Many Americans haven't seen a Blockbuster - much less gone inside - since the company filed for bankruptcy in 2010.
For Blockbuster lovers desperately missing the store, and for...

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