The Blockbuster from 'Last Week Tonight' just closed

Alaska’s Blockbuster video stores closing, leaving just one left

There is Only One Blockbuster Video Store Left in America

Two of the three remaining Blockbuster video locations in the US will soon close, according to an announcement made Thursday.

Blockbuster Alaska General Manager Kevin Daymude, took to Facebook to say goodbye.

It's not all bad news for video store lovers, though.

Mr Daymude says the buzz from the Oliver connection brought more people to the store.

Alan Payne, who owns the two Alaska stores through a Blockbuster licensee called Border Entertainment, said he and his team realized nine months ago it wouldn't make any sense to renew the leases when they're up in August.

The former movie retailer giant has whittled its locations down to just one single store - the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon. When Blockbuster shut down, Payne said he decided keep his doors open. He also sent John Oliver movies featuring the memorabilia as a thank you.

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Oliver said he hoped Russell Crowe memorabilia, including the jockstrap, would help the store attract customers to the store.

"We were very up front with them, and they said, 'That's OK, we want you to have it anyway, ' " he said. With the closure of the Alaska location, only a single store will remain in the U.S. Most of the US stores closed shop soon after that.

"We have no plans on closing anytime soon", Harding added. The last survivor, which will probably be made into a museum of the 90's one day, is located in Bend, Oregon.

All the way back in 2013, Blockbuster Video announced it would be closing all of its remaining locations, though these three stores managed to buck the odds and survive for another half decade. I'll even cover your late fees if you come with me.

The days of aimlessly walking the aisles of your local Blockbuster every Friday night have been over for years in most parts of the United States. They were long bolstered by nostalgia as well as remote communities with a lack of high-speed Internet access for streaming video. "It just seems a little insane".

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