Tag: Blockbuster

  • Blockbuster and Redbox Are Trolling Netflix’s Plans for Physical Stores

    Last week Netflix announced plans to open physical “experience” stores that will offer patrons themed food, show merchandise, the chance to meet actors, and watch ticketed shows. Video rental companies Blockbuster and Redbox shared their thoughts on the news yesterday. “Oh boy … Should we tell Netflix how this ends?” Blockbuster posted on X, formerly Twitter.…

  • Meet The Free Blockbuster Kiosks That Want You To “Take a Movie, Leave a Movie”

    Meet The Free Blockbuster Kiosks That Want You To “Take a Movie, Leave a Movie”

    Brick-and-mortar movie rental stores are a rare find today, but you might soon see the familiar Blockbuster logo in your neighborhood. No, the stores aren’t returning, but Free Blockbuster kiosks are popping up around the U.S.. Free Blockbuster — not associated with the original company — works like a little library: anyone can borrow or…

  • Blockbuster Keeps Teasing People With a Possible Return

    Blockbuster Keeps Teasing People With a Possible Return

    Blockbuster, once the number one place to get a movie to watch, is now done to just one location that just won’t die. Now DISH has been teasing people about a possible return of the brand. Earlier this year, DISH, the parent company behind Blockbuster, updated the Blockbuster website with a new message that just…

  • Blockbuster’s Website is Returning From The Dead

    Blockbuster’s Website is Returning From The Dead

    Blockbuster, once the number one place to get a movie to watch, is now done to just one location that just won’t die. Now it seems like DISH may be up to something with Blockbuster once again. Recently DISH, the parent company behind Blockbuster, updated the Blockbuster website with a new message that just says…

  • Sling TV Partners with Blockbuster for Free Friday Movie Nights

    Sling TV Partners with Blockbuster for Free Friday Movie Nights

    Sling TV and Blockbuster, owned by DISH, have paired up for Flashback Fridays. These free movie nights start this week. Starting Friday, Jan. 31, Sling TV will air a different movie every Friday to Make It A Blockbuster Night, no charge or credit card needed. This throwback movie series starts this Friday with The Illusionist,…

  • As Cord Cutting Grows There is Now Only 1 Blockbuster Left

    As Cord Cutting Grows There is Now Only 1 Blockbuster Left

    Tomorrow the last two Blockbusters in Alaska will close their doors. For years, Alaska was the last safe haven for video rental stores. This was because of poor internet in many parts of the state, which helped Blockbuster stay open. Over the last few years they have started to close. In 2013, Alaska had 13…