The Last Blockbuster In The U.S. | NBC Nightly News

The Last Blockbuster In The U.S. | NBC Nightly News


CHANGED. NOW, THERE’S ONLY ONE LEFT IN THE ENTIRE NOW, THERE’S ONLY ONE LEFT IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. LEFT IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. JOE FRYAR HAS YOUR COUNTRY. JOE FRYAR HAS YOUR TICKET FOR THE LAST JOE FRYAR HAS YOUR TICKET FOR THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER IN OREGON. TICKET FOR THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER IN OREGON.>>Reporter: A BLOCKBUSTER IN OREGON.>>Reporter: A BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO>>Reporter: A BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO STORE. BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO STORE.>>WE WERE HERE AND MY STORE.>>WE WERE HERE AND MY FRIEND SAID, THEY HAVE>>WE WERE HERE AND MY FRIEND SAID, THEY HAVE THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER. FRIEND SAID, THEY HAVE THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER. YOU HAVE TO GET A THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER. YOU HAVE TO GET A PICTURE! YOU HAVE TO GET A PICTURE!>>Reporter: NOW, IT’S PICTURE!>>Reporter: NOW, IT’S AN EXCLUSIVE COMING>>Reporter: NOW, IT’S AN EXCLUSIVE COMING ATTRACTION BECAUSE TWO AN EXCLUSIVE COMING ATTRACTION BECAUSE TWO SHOPS IN ELECTION ARE– ATTRACTION BECAUSE TWO SHOPS IN ELECTION ARE– ALASKA ARE CLOSING SHOPS IN ELECTION ARE– ALASKA ARE CLOSING THEIR DOORS. ALASKA ARE CLOSING THEIR DOORS. DESPITE COMPETITION THEIR DOORS. DESPITE COMPETITION FROM NETFLIX, BUSINESS DESPITE COMPETITION FROM NETFLIX, BUSINESS IS SOMEHOW BOOMING. FROM NETFLIX, BUSINESS IS SOMEHOW BOOMING.>>Reporter: YOU COULD IS SOMEHOW BOOMING.>>Reporter: YOU COULD STREAM THOSE MOVIES.>>Reporter: YOU COULD STREAM THOSE MOVIES. WHY COME HERE? STREAM THOSE MOVIES. WHY COME HERE?>>I LIVE THREE BLOCKS WHY COME HERE?>>I LIVE THREE BLOCKS AWAY.>>I LIVE THREE BLOCKS AWAY.>>Reporter: FOR AWAY.>>Reporter: FOR ADULTS, IT’S>>Reporter: FOR ADULTS, IT’S NOSTALGIC. ADULTS, IT’S NOSTALGIC.>>I’M SAD BUT AT THE NOSTALGIC.>>I’M SAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME I’M HAPPY>>I’M SAD BUT AT THE SAME TIME I’M HAPPY THERE’S A SOLE SAME TIME I’M HAPPY THERE’S A SOLE SURVIVAL. THERE’S A SOLE SURVIVAL.>>I LOVE THAT MOVIE! SURVIVAL.>>I LOVE THAT MOVIE!>>Reporter: FOR KIDS,>>I LOVE THAT MOVIE!>>Reporter: FOR KIDS, IT’S A BIT OF A>>Reporter: FOR KIDS, IT’S A BIT OF A HISTORY LESSON. IT’S A BIT OF A HISTORY LESSON.>>”HOME ALONE”. HISTORY LESSON.>>”HOME ALONE”.>>Reporter: WHILE>>”HOME ALONE”.>>Reporter: WHILE CORPORATE BLOCKBUSTERS>>Reporter: WHILE CORPORATE BLOCKBUSTERS CLOSED BY 2013, THIS CORPORATE BLOCKBUSTERS CLOSED BY 2013, THIS PRIVATE STORE STILL CLOSED BY 2013, THIS PRIVATE STORE STILL LICENSES THE PRIVATE STORE STILL LICENSES THE BLOCKBUSTER BRAND AND LICENSES THE BLOCKBUSTER BRAND AND STILL USES ’90s IBM BLOCKBUSTER BRAND AND STILL USES ’90s IBM COMPUTERS WITH FLOPPY STILL USES ’90s IBM COMPUTERS WITH FLOPPY DISKS. COMPUTERS WITH FLOPPY DISKS.>>IS THERE A LESSON DISKS.>>IS THERE A LESSON WE CAN LEARN FROM THE>>IS THERE A LESSON WE CAN LEARN FROM THE SUCCESS OF THIS STORY? WE CAN LEARN FROM THE SUCCESS OF THIS STORY?>>I THINK THE SOCIAL SUCCESS OF THIS STORY?>>I THINK THE SOCIAL INTERACTION YOU GET>>I THINK THE SOCIAL INTERACTION YOU GET FACE-TO-FACE TALKING INTERACTION YOU GET FACE-TO-FACE TALKING TO PEOPLE AND NOT FACE-TO-FACE TALKING TO PEOPLE AND NOT HAVING YOUR NOSE IN A TO PEOPLE AND NOT HAVING YOUR NOSE IN A PHONE IS WHAT YOU FIND HAVING YOUR NOSE IN A PHONE IS WHAT YOU FIND COMING TO A PHONE IS WHAT YOU FIND COMING TO A BLOCKBUSTER STORE. COMING TO A BLOCKBUSTER STORE.>>Reporter: GENERAL BLOCKBUSTER STORE.>>Reporter: GENERAL MANAGER, SANDY, WORKED>>Reporter: GENERAL MANAGER, SANDY, WORKED HERE SINCE 1994, AND MANAGER, SANDY, WORKED HERE SINCE 1994, AND HER TWO SONS, A CHIP HERE SINCE 1994, AND HER TWO SONS, A CHIP OFF THE OLD HER TWO SONS, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCKBUSTER. OFF THE OLD BLOCKBUSTER.>>EVERYBODY IN THE BLOCKBUSTER.>>EVERYBODY IN THE FAMILY HAS WORKED HERE>>EVERYBODY IN THE FAMILY HAS WORKED HERE TO COUSINS.

13 thoughts on “The Last Blockbuster In The U.S. | NBC Nightly News

  1. the end of an era but redbox is the SUCCESSOR to Blockbuster pretty much. I rented lots of video games during the 90's. if you want CLASSIC movies / TV shows either buy it or watch them on Netflix. If ya want a good deal buy "4 film favorites collections"

    I mean just look at all the major news networks all of em have their own YouTube channels now

  2. I understand that the last Blockbuster store gets some attention, but it is important to remember that there are still plenty of other video stores out there that still exists. Both independent ones and Family Video, the last surviving video chain in America.

  3. Funny. Ten years ago, The Onion predicted the last "store" would be in Michigan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TrPwOrf4sM

  4. It's amazing when you think how many Blockbusters there once were across America and to be the LAST BLOCKBUSTER IN AMERICA is mind blowing!

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