Friday, April 12, 2024
Friday, April 12, 2024
Friday, April 12, 2024

Last Blockbuster in the World Transformed Into Must Visit Airbnb

»

Published

»

Friendly Notice

Your Content, a digital media platform owned by Original Media Group Corporation, is an educational not-for-profit organization headquartered in Pennsylvania. The publication is run by a team of artists and journalists who create and publish content on a range of topics, including news, politics, lifestyle, and entertainment.

Recently, AtNight Media LLC (d/b/a AtNight Media Group) has expressed an interest in acquiring the publication. As part of the acquisition review process, Your Content's operations have been temporarily halted. The audit will involve a thorough evaluation of the publication's financial, legal, and operational aspects. This will ensure that the acquisition is in line with the best interests of all parties involved.

The temporary halt of operations means that Your Content's website and social media accounts will not be updated until further notice. However, the team at Your Content remains committed to delivering high-quality content to its readers and viewers. The publication will resume its operations as soon as the acquisition review is complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.

Sign up with Your Content for the latest updates. Have a story or news tip? Contact our 24/7 newsroom at 833.336.8013 or email us.

The world’s last surviving Blockbuster Video has remained a tourist destination for years, attracting film loving pilgrims from all over the globe with its soft blue and gold glow and promised return to simple times gone by.

Since 2004, store manager (and would-be superhost), Sandi Harding, has run the operation in the spirit of the time when Blockbuster stores and their laminated rental cards and late fees were part of the cultural vernacular, when everyone was encouraged to “Make it a Blockbuster night!”

But with COVID-19 continuing to ravage the country, the oft-visited Bend, Oregon, movie haven has been forced to adjust its tourism policies.

Problem is, you’ve got to be located in Deschutes County, where the last ever Blockbuster is located in Bend, Oregon. Sandi Harding, the store’s manager, is offering three one-night reservations in September as a way to thank her local community.

“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,” read a press release.

- Advertisement -

Deschutes County residents can reserve a stay starting August 17 for just $4 on September 18, 19, and 20. That’s just a penny more than a movie rental. Guests will have the entire place to themselves, it’ll be cleaned according to COVID-19 standards, and the candy is up for grabs. Just look at this sweet set-up.

“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,” it reads. “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.”

The Blockbuster in Bend became the last of its kind after outposts in Alaska and Australia shut down. It has remained open during the pandemic, albeit with lots of extra disinfecting and curbside pick-up. People apparently appreciated the effort.

“I had a customer come in and she said, ‘I am so grateful that you reopened, because I couldn’t flip through Netflix one more time,'” Harding told Vice in May.

Your Content is a publication centered around breaking news, trends, and true crime investigations. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published.

Ohio High School Principal Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Investigation

Robert Griffiths, the principal of an Ohio high school, has resigned following allegations of...

Serial Bank Robber Arrested in Metro Atlanta Following Multi-Agency Investigation

Dallas, Georgia, police, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have successfully apprehended a...

Search for Armed Robbery Suspect in Maumelle Dollar General

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public help in identifying a suspect involved...

Birmingham Police Arrest Man as Investigation into Father’s Disappearance Takes a Dark Turn

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Birmingham Police Department has reported a significant development in a...