The Last Blockbuster Store Standing Has Been Transformed Into A Retro  Airbnb
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The Last Blockbuster Store Standing Has Been Transformed Into A Retro Airbnb

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DeAnna Taylor
DeAnna Taylor Aug 14, 2020

Can we take it back for a minute? Who remembers those weekend runs to Blockbuster as a kid, to pick up the latest movie release on DVD or VHS? Although digital streaming took over and forced the company to shut down nearly every location, there is still one remaining Blockbuster store left in the U.S.

The store, located in Bend, Oregon, is running a special limited-time offering through Airbnb. The store’s owner is allowing three one-night stays in September for those wanting to get a small taste of nostalgia.

Beginning on August 17 at 1pm PT, guests of up to four people will be able to book a one-night stay to take place on 9/18, 9/19 or 9/20. Enjoy Raisinets, NERDS, buttery popcorn, and more while indulging in 90s board games and binging classic movies.

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“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,” Sandi Harding said in a statement.

The reservations will only cost $4, which is a penny more from the $3.99 rental costs. Guests will be able to watch any movies within the store during their one-night stay. The candy and other goodies are also included during the stay.

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“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,”

The building will be thoroughly cleaned each night, according to COVID standards. Face coverings, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer will be provided for guests.

Ready to book your stay? Click here.

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