Blockbuster stores in Alaska to close

A man walks past a Blockbuster Video store

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Kevin Daymude, Blockbuster Alaska general manager who said lease increases ultimately led to the demise of these final two stores: one in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks. He said residents were sad when they heard the news and many people have been reminiscing about their Blockbuster memories. Pledging to donate the items to a worthy cause, Oliver zeroed in on two of the last remaining Blockbusters, located in Alaska, promising that if one of them contacted the show, they could display the memorabilia in their store. The stores will reopen at noon on July 17, staying open through August for inventory sales. After announcing it would close its final 300 retail stores, the company vowed to continue serving customers online through an On Demand app.

The past few years, however, have seen most - and now all - of the remaining Alaska Blockbusters issue their last late fee. When Blockbuster shut down, Payne said he decided keep his doors open. We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it's just to say "Hello". He also sent John Oliver movies featuring the memorabilia as a thank you. The Alaska stores were apparently actually profitable, according to Deadline, but not enough to justify renewing their leases.

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A request for comment from HBO was not immediately returned. But Alaska has been something of a die-hard for the chain, with stores in Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna finally closing earlier this year, along with another Anchorage location. While all Blockbuster corporate stores have been closed in the US for some time, a third party licensed the name from Dish and had been operating Blockbuster stores in recent years.

But their survival lasted longer in Alaska, with some crediting expensive internet as a factor in keeping many people renting videos rather than streaming. The lone remaining store is in Bend, Oregon. In what might come as a huge relief, she said, "We have no plans on closing anytime soon". "It might end up being a little chaotic for a couple of weeks". And the future looked bleak from a financial standpoint.

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