There Is Only ONE Blockbuster Store Left, This Is Your Last Chance To Return That ‘Showgirls’ DVD

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MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 06:  A Blockbuster video store is seen on November 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Blockbuster announced today that it will close its 300 remaining U.S. stores by early January.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Thanks to all of you deadbeats not paying your late fees from Blockbuster and never returning copies of Speed 2: Cruise Control and Showgirls, the once mighty video store chain is nearly extinct. Way to go. It probably didn’t help Blockbuster that streaming video on demand became the movie-watching medium of choice by the masses and the massive video rental chain was too late to adapt to the trend. News comes today that two of the remaining three Blockbuster stores in the United States are closing. In more surprising news, there are three Blockbuster video stores still operating as of today in the year 2018.

The last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska will finally close up for good next week. Is Alaska in some sort of 1990s time portal? Actually, it turns out that when you live in an area where there are more moose than people, the internet isn’t so great. Only 62% of the population in Alaska has access to broadband speed connections, which is classified as at least 25Mbps. So people rent movies from Blockbuster like its 1994. Sadly for VHS enthusiasts in Alaska, the video rental stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks are permanently closing down.

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