• CritiX Staff

How about a movie night in the worlds last "Blockbuster Video" store via Airbnb!



Starting August 17 at 1 p.m. PDT, residents of Deschutes County, Oregon, can request a one-night reservation on either September 18, 19 or 20 through Airbnb , where movie lovers will have the option to rent their favorite flicks, all of which will be stocked on the shelves of your room. 


And how much will this stay cost? The same price as a typical movie rental back in the day: $4! Renting a movie during your stay is only a penny less. 


So what are the house rules? You must be a Deschutes County resident to request a stay and  guests must all come from the same household to minimize the risk of coronavirus transmission. And of course, masks should be worn.


"This private sleepover has been planned with safety in mind, and guests can rest assured knowing that the store will be cleaned and prepared in accordance with CDC guidelines and consistent with the Airbnb enhanced cleaning protocol,"

the release emphasized. 


For those who aren't able to nab a stay at Blockbuster, customers can take a look at the living room space for a limited time during store hours "after the final guests check out," according to the release.  The amenities even come with breakfast!


The Bend, Oregon, store became the last Blockbuster location on the planet last spring, after a location in Australia closed. 


Blockbuster was once the biggest video rental chain in the U.S., with almost 9,000 stores worldwide. At one time, it is estimated a new store opened every 17 hours. But with the arrival of Netflix, Blockbuster stores began disappearing. After bankruptcy in 2010, Blockbuster shuttered almost all of its stores. 

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