World’s last Blockbuster video store listed on Airbnb
The world’s last Blockbuster video store in Oregon is being listed on Airbnb for a series of 1990s-themed movie sleepover parties.
Sandi Harding, who has been store manager at the 20-year-old store since 2004, listed the Blockbuster in Bend on the accommodation-finding site for up to four people to stay on three available dates in September.
Harding had a living room set up inside the store, complete with a large 1990s-era TV, a VCR and a plethora of tapes.
“It’s our 20th year as a Blockbuster, we were hoping to celebrate that this year, but with Covid throwing a wrench into everybody’s plans, we were really excited to be able to pull this off,” Harding told CNN.
She said the Airbnb listing is a way to give back to the community that has kept the video store in business while all of the other Blockbusters have gone bust.
“It’s only $4 for the night, a penny more than what you would spend for a new release,” Harding said.