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The last Blockbuster has been turned into an Airbnb

You can rent store for just $4

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Tuesday 11 August 2020 21:59 BST
You can stay overnight at the last Blockbuster for just $4 (Airbnb/Lauren Demitry)
You can stay overnight at the last Blockbuster for just $4 (Airbnb/Lauren Demitry)
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The world’s last Blockbuster is offering movie fans the opportunity to spend the night in the store by booking through Airbnb.

The opportunity to book a one-night stay in the last of the nearly defunct video rental stores, which only remains in Bend, Oregon, will be possible thanks to the property’s owner, Sandi Harding.

“As the last standing location in the world, our BLOCKBUSTER store is an ode to movie magic, simpler times and the sense of community that could once be found in BLOCKBUSTER locations around the world,” Harding explains in the Airbnb listing.

Starting on 17 August, residents of Deschutes County will be able to book the store, which has been transformed into a living room complete with TV and pull-out couch, for either 18, 19, or 20 September.

According to the press release, guests who successfully book the store, which will be available for just $4, will be treated to “all the movies your heart could desire.”

“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 cosy up with ‘new releases’ from the 90s,” the Airbnb listing reads. “Crack open a two-litre of Pepsi before locking into a video game, charting your future in a game of MASH, or watching movie after movie.”

Due to Covid-19 regulations, those interested in renting the movie rental store for a 90s-themed sleepover should note that overnight guests must come from the same household.

The listing also states that the store will be cleaned and sanitised between each stay “in accordance to Airbnb’s Enhanced Cleaning Protocol”.

“Plus we’ll provide you with a pack of face coverings, disinfectant wipes, and endless hand sanitiser,” the listing adds.

You can have a sleepover at the last remaining Blockbuster (Airbnb/Lauren Demitry)
You can have a sleepover at the last remaining Blockbuster (Airbnb/Lauren Demitry)

Those who aren’t eligible for the opportunity can visit the store’s living room set-up as customers starting on 21 September – or call the store for a personalised movie recommendation.

You can find the Airbnb listing here.

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