There’s only one Blockbuster left on the planet

World's second-last Blockbuster closes, leaving just one store left

World's second-last Blockbuster closes, leaving just one store left

The once iconic video renting empire Blockbuster has whittled down to one last store. But alas, even the Alaskan locations fell to the tide of entropy, closing in 2018 and leaving the Blockbuster of Bend, OR as the last location in the U.S.

On Friday the last Blockbuster in Australia located in the Perth suburb of Morley, announced it will close down by the end of this month.

It's been nearly a decade since onetime video rental behemoth Blockbuster declared bankruptcy, officially bringing an end to an era when most people got off their couch and traveled to an actual brick-and-mortar store housing actual physical copies of movies, TV shows, video games, and machines that rewound VHS tapes so you could keep your VCR tape heads in-tact. It offers customers the newest movie releases, but Harding says the classic older titles are the store's "bread and butter".

Against all odds, the location in the small town of Bend has persevered.

"We're proud to still be open", Harding said.

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The remaining franchised stores kept closing until the Bend Blockbuster was the last one.

'We probably open up 10 accounts a day. I think we are good for a while, ' she added.

For many Blockbuster fans, the closure of the last Australian location is a sad one.

In 2010, Blockbuster declared bankruptcy and was bought by Dish Network.

The company closed all of its corporate-owned stores in 2014.

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