The mighty empire of Blockbuster has fallen. Crushed by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, there is currently only one remaining Blockbuster store in the entire world, located in Bend, Oregon. And now, you have the opportunity to become part of history by renting a room in the store for just $4 per night.
And no, this is not a joke.
The last remaining Blockbuster is no listed on Airbnb as part of a limited-time offer to rent out the store for a night loaded with all the movies and snacks you could possibly imagine. And video games will be available as well.
“As the last standing location in the world, our BLOCKBUSTER store is an ode to movie magic, simpler times and the sense of community that could once be found in BLOCKBUSTER locations around the world. Over the past few months, we’ve been missing the regular visits from friends, neighbors and tourists from around the world. So, we’re opening our store to three quarantine pods of Deschutes County guests for a socially-distanced movie night, just like those of decades past!”
“Whether you want to stay up until sunrise or pass out on the couch, we’ve created the perfect space complete with a pull-out couch, bean bags and pillows for you to cozy up with “new releases” from the ‘90s. Crack open a two-liter of Pepsi before locking into a video game, charting your future in a game of MASH, or watching movie after movie. But be wary of reciting “Bloody Mary” in the staff bathroom off of the break room, as you just may summon the ghost rumored to haunt the store. And help yourself to some NERDS, Raisinets and popcorn (heavy on the butter), but make sure you save room for a couple slices.”
But the downside is that there is going to be a pretty short window to get in on this glorious ’90s action.
On 8/17 at 1PM PT, local residents will be able to request to book one of these three, one-night stays that will take place on 9/18, 9/19 and 9/20 for up to four people.
Might want to go ahead and book your flights to Oregon.