You can spend the night at the last Blockbuster for only $4

The video store has a replica '90s living room complete with sofa bed and VCR.

Image: Associated Press / Gillian Flaccus

Anyone who has mourned the loss of video rental stores over the last fifteen years should take comfort in knowing that there is still one location left. At the Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, you can relive the days of walking through rows and rows of titles, hoping to find the perfect VHS to take home for the night.

And now, for a limited time, the last Blockbuster location on Earth will be available to rent on Airbnb. That’s right, you can sleepover inside the store — watching as many movies as you want!

The best part? It costs less than five bucks! Store manage Sandi Harding told CNN, "It's only $4 for the night, a penny more than what you would spend for a new release."

Of course, that deal does come with some caveats. The overnight stay will only be available for three separate, one-night bookings September 11th, 19th, and 20th. Intended as a thank you to the local residents for keeping the store in business, only residents of Deschutes County can book a stay.

Lucky renters can pick out any movie off the store's shelves, including – especially – VHS titles, and watch the film on a large 1990s television from a retro pullout couch.

"With everybody being stuck at home and re-experiencing family time together, we thought it would be fun to enjoy some family time in a throwback '90s environment," Harding said.

The Bend, Oregon, Blockbuster is celebrating 20 years in business and instead of bringing movies home — they’re bringing home to the movies!

If you don't happen to live in Deschutes County, you can support the store and show off your retro-pride by purchasing anything from keychains to sweatpants off their website.

 
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midnight 1 month ago
How much for popcorn and juju beans??
texasluva 1 month ago
Oh wait! I still have my Blockbuster card somewhere. I thought it was in my wallet. It appears it has disintegrated .
harlow1313 texasluva 1 month ago
The condom in my wallet succumbed to that same fate.
harlow1313 1 month ago
It seems like the goal of the "market place" is to come as close as possible to providing "instant gratification." I wonder about this sometimes. Does instant gratification make our lives more satisfying?

I always loved The Kinks. It was such great fun to prowl the record stores, waiting and anticipating, until the day finally came when the new record was in the rack. It was such great fun.
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MrsPhilHarris texasluva 1 month ago
Sometimes I don't care but most of the time Iwould really love the edit.
Gah! A perfect example.
texasluva MrsPhilHarris 1 month ago
Then having a conversation with yourself to boot. Next to interview yourself . At least you'll get to the bottom of it . Actually it is good to do so
Pacificsun 1 month ago
Great story! We've all missed Blockbuster for what it offered in the times!!
Hogansucks1 Pacificsun 1 month ago
Bring your own sheets 🤣
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