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Oregon City Will Have the Last Blockbuster Store in the World

The store is a tourist attraction and won't close anytime soon

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    This Will Soon Be the Last Blockbuster on Earth

    The second-to-last Blockbuster is closing soon, which makes this location in Bend, Oregon, the final holdout. (Published Thursday, March 7, 2019)

    The Blockbuster store in a city near central Oregon became the last one in the U.S. last year. And soon it'll be the only one in the world.

    The Bulletin reports that a Blockbuster store in Perth, Australia, is closing later this month, leaving the Bend franchise alone on the planet.

    Blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, closed last July.

    The yellow-and-blue themed movie rental stores were once everywhere, with 9,000 stores worldwide.

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    But competition from on-demand movie-streaming services like Netflix and Hulu forced Blockbuster to declare bankruptcy in 2010.

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

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

    Manager Sandi Harding says the store is a tourist attraction and won't close anytime soon.