Why Blockbuster Tweeted for the First Time in Six Years!

Imagine my surprise when this appeared on my Twitter feed!

Needless to say, EVERYONE had jokes, mostly about how they still haven’t returned a movie or video game! But my favorites are the responses from other brand Twitter handles.

After seeing what they came back to, it looks like Blockbuster had enough!

As it turns out, there is a perfectly good reason for all of this.

The last Blockbuster store in the world is in Bend, Oregon. And next month, three families will get to stay there OVERNIGHT, and watch as many movies as they want.

The owners are basically renting it out for FREE on Airbnb for three nights next month. They’re only charging $4 a night, which is the same price they charge to rent one movie. (Here’s the Airbnb listing.)

They turned part of the store into a ’90s living room with a NON-widescreen TV . . . VCR . . . bean bag chair . . . and pull-out couch, plus candy and snacks. They’ll also be disinfecting the whole store after each family checks out.

You have to live in the area, and there’s no word if they plan to open it up to more people later on.

Sandi Harding has been the manager since 2004. She says the only reason they’re still in business is because the community goes out of its way to keep renting movies from them. So they wanted to do something fun to say thanks.

One thing you CAN do is call for movie recommendations. Netflix has algorithms, so they launched a jokey ad campaign this year for “Blockbuster CALLgorithms.”

You literally just call the store . . . tell a real person what kind of movies you like . . . and they suggest stuff, just like back in the day.

Their number is 541-385-9111