The world’s last remaining Blockbuster Video - in Bend - is turning itself into an airbnb for an end-of-summer “thank you” gift for local customers.
A family or group of housemates totaling no more than four people can stay overnight in Blockbuster store, complete with a 90s-themed living room with movies and snacks. The event is for just three nights in September, and booking for any of those dates opens up Monday afternoon (8/17).
Blockbuster’s general manager, Sandi Harding, says each night costs only $4.00 for families.
“We made it a penny more than what it would cost for that family to come in here and rent a new release for the evening to get home and watch," explained Harding.
"And we thought what fun would it be for them, instead of going home to be able to come in here for that same amount of money and watch whatever movie they wanted to.”
Because of the pandemic and wanting to thank the local base of support, the promotion is only for Deschutes County residents. Harding says her store’s been around for 30 years, 20 of those as a Blockbuster Video.
Special visitors to the last remaining Blockbuster Video have included musical parodist Weird Al Yankovic and director Ron Howard, as well as various YouTube personalities.
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