The Last Blockbuster in Existence is Now Available to Rent Out on Airbnb
If you grew up in the ‘90s, you probably remember countless Friday night trips to Blockbuster. You might recall meandering through the aisles of movie rentals to choose the perfect flick to watch with your besties as you snacked on popcorn and candy (if you were lucky enough to have a mom who let you get some at the checkout counter). It was truly the best weekend activity.
However, Blockbuster went out of business years ago, leaving our movie rentals to streaming services like Netflix. Never have we been able to enter those blue and yellow doors again!
Until now, that is. No, Blockbuster isn’t making a comeback, but there is still one location left—it’s just being used in a different capacity: As an Airbnb!
That’s right, you can pay to stay at a Blockbuster location—eat, sleep, and play in the same place you once chose a movie!
You will lose your mind when you hear the price: Just $4 to rent the entire place (a penny more than the $3.99 movie used to be). And guess what? Snacks are included! They’ve got everything from Doritos to Nerds, Gobstoppers, and more. The decor itself is definitely straight of out 1993. It’s a true decade flashback.
“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,” read a press release. “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.”
One caveat: You must live in Deschutes County, Oregon, which is where the Blockbuster is located, to book a stay at the Blockbuster Airbnb. It’s also only going to be opened on September 18, 19, and 20. Reservations will begin on August 17.
Why, you may wonder, has something like this only JUST popped up? We have COVID-19 to thank for that.
“In appreciation for all that the local community has recently done to support the last-of-its-kind during these uncertain times, this end of summer sleepover will offer movie lovers in Deschutes County the chance for a 90s-themed stay to relive the bygone Friday night tradition just as we remember it,” the press release explained.
You can check out the listing here, and if you lie in Deschutes County, hurry and book your stay! It’s bound to sell out quickly.
Were you a Blockbuster fan in the ‘90s? Is this a say you’d be interested in booking?