Alaska's last two Blockbuster video rental stores will close this week and liquidate remaining inventory, the stores' management announced Thursday.
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver wanted to help out, so in May, he sent the second Anchorage store some Russell Crow movie memorabilia, including a leather jockstrap he wore in the 2005 film "Cinderella Man".
Daymude says the buzz from the Oliver connection brought business to the store. But the stores in Alaska continued to flourish for the past eight years. The lone remaining store is in Bend, Oregon.
The company, which once boasted almost 10,000 locations in the US, was founded by Waste Management founder and former Florida Marlins owner Wayne Huizenga, who passed away earlier this year. I'll even cover your late fees if you come with me. "We have thought of you as family for the past 28 years", wrote District Manager Kelli Vey and General Manager Kevin Daymude in the Facebook post.
Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in 2010. "I can't thank John Oliver or his show enough".
Blockbuster formally closedall company-owned stores by January 2014, leaving franchisees to fend for themselves.
"You would not believe how much business we got just from that memorabilia alone", he said. But Alaska has been something of a die-hard for the chain, with stores in Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna finally closing earlier this year, along with another Anchorage location.
In its heyday, Blockbuster had 15 stores in Alaska, Daymude said.
The days of aimlessly walking the aisles of your local Blockbuster every Friday night have been over for years in most parts of the United States.
At the end of August, two of the remaining three Blockbuster video rental stores will shut their doors for good.
But their survival lasted longer in Alaska, with some crediting expensive internet as a factor in keeping many people renting videos rather than streaming.
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