What the last Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn’t

  • Published on:  8/29/2018
  • Did you know the last Blockbuster in America is in Bend, Oregon? In 2004, the company went from over 9,000 locations worldwide to exactly one in America. But in this streaming age, is there anything we can learn from Blockbuster? We traveled to Oregon to find out.Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGsLike The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGcFollow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvXRead More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAvSubscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl


  • The Verge
    The Verge  11 months ago+8776

    What do you miss about going to local video stores?

  • Sketchyevan
    Sketchyevan 11 months ago+5324

    When basic human interaction becomes nostalgic

  • ツMarcos
    ツMarcos 4 months ago+1176

    2097: going to the last library

  • Ryne McKinney
    Ryne McKinney 3 months ago+335

    They should never close that Blockbuster. It should be a museum

  • Toast Roast
    Toast Roast 5 months ago+1334

    Blockbuster: Jaws, Aliens, Up, Jurassic Park, and more!
    Netflix: Gnome Alone

  • Leo
    Leo 4 months ago+305

    I would rather have a local Blockbuster than Netflix. There isn’t much I watch or like on Netflix. I miss that interaction, getting snacks, grabbing
    movies I wasn’t expecting and even walking out with a game.

  • Mads97415
    Mads97415 11 months ago+9259

    This Blockbuster should be considered as a historic location so it can never be torn down lol

  • c0l1n_M4
    c0l1n_M4 4 months ago+316

    This guys is absolutely right. Blockbuster and other video rental stores like Hollywood video did have a specific smell.

  • Gillbrit
    Gillbrit 5 months ago+158

    Netflix: Skylanders academy

  • StoneyStill710
    StoneyStill710 4 months ago+230

    What Blockbuster has that Netflix doesn't?
    That room in back with beaded curtains?

  • Knightmessenger
    Knightmessenger 2 months ago+19

    Ok this looks bigger and more dedicated staff than what the average blockbuster had back in the day.
    Basically it's an independent video store with a corporate logo.

  • PandaPoo Jr
    PandaPoo Jr 11 months ago+1574

    I swear Netflix has no good movies

  • Jamal W
    Jamal W 5 months ago+89

    I still have my Blockbuster card smh The good ole days.

  • Lloyd Pastrana
    Lloyd Pastrana 5 months ago+71

    Blockbuster is now gone thanks to Captain Marvel..

  • Giovanny c
    Giovanny c 4 months ago+35

    Feels weird learning about Blockbuster while using something modern like Youtube

  • Poy
    Poy 5 months ago+280

    Real OG's don't use Blockbuster nor Netflix. Real OG's use PirateBay.

  • Blur Rains
    Blur Rains 3 months ago+27

    Netflix: are you still watching?

  • A A
    A A 4 months ago+27

    I missed Blockbuster the minute it closed down. I always thought RedBox and Netflix and Hulu were weak compared to Blockbuster. It just doesn't compare.

  • Aidan Letterese
    Aidan Letterese 4 months ago+41

    I absolutely loved the smell, it reminds me of my childhood 😭

  • Johnzombi
    Johnzombi 4 months ago+26

    after March 31, 2019 this will be the only Blockbuster in the world