BEND, Ore. (WCBS 880) — For those looking to be transported back to the 90’s, there’s now an exclusive vacation spot that does just that: Blockbuster.
The movie rental store has all but disappeared from the world since the advent of streaming sites and Netflix, but the last-ever store front has now teamed up with AirBnB for a completely unique experience.
Blockbuster’s final store has turned into a makeshift living room complete with 90’s-themed furniture, décor and more.
Store manager Sandi Harding, who has kept the Bend, Oregon, establishment running since 2004, is opening up the end-of-summer sleepover event to Deschutes County residents only to show her appreciation for the local community, which has stuck by them in these uncertain times.
Beginning August 17, county residents can book the Blockbuster for a one-night only stay on September 18, 19 or 20 for just $4 (plus taxes and fees) for an unlimited movie marathon.
Interested guests should also note host rules that are in adherence with local guidelines, including that those who request to book must come from the same household to minimize risk amid the coronavirus pandemic. Masks also must be worn and social distancing will be enforced.
After the final guests check out, Blockbuster customers can check out the living room space during store hours for a limited time.
To celebrate the last Blockbuster in the world and its community, AirBnB will also make a donation to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, a longtime partner of the store and a group Harding works with regularly.
Any county resident interested in booking a stay can do so on airbnb.com/BLOCKBUSTER.