Years ago, people used to spend a lot of time looking at the local shelvesit could feel like they lived there. Now some special fans of the once mighty chain really can – for one night.
Sandi Harding, store manager of the World’s Last Blockbuster, will soon allow stays in Bend, Oregon, a facility through Airbnb, according to the company’s press release Tuesday.
But, there is a chance.
Only residents of Deschutes County, where Blockbuster is located, will be allowed to request store accommodation. The store is also open only for a limited time ̵1; for three individuals, one-night reservation on September 18, 19 and 20. Reservations are open to county residents starting August 17.
Harding allows county residents to stay in stores overnight to thank them for their support during “these uncertain times,” the statement said.
“To appreciate all that the local community has done lately to support their last people in these uncertain times, this late summer’s sleep will be for lovers of Deschutes County cinema had the opportunity to take a ’90s themed break to reflect on Friday night tradition as we remember it, “the statement explained.
According to the listing on Airbnb, up to four people are allowed in the store.
Harding, who has been running the facility since 2004, will ensure guests have a full-fledged movie stay, according to the statement. “Sandi will be yoursstore and reserve all the movies your heart desires before the key is delivered, “the release said.
In photos released by Airbnb, the rooms mimic a ’90s living room and appear to be right in the middle of the store. The design includes a pea-covered chair and a geometric bedspread, among other nostalgic accents.
The longtime manager is listing the venue for just $ 4 a night, plus taxes and fees – just a penny higher than movie rentals, according to the statement.
The release guides potential tenants to note host rules that adhere to local guidelines in context. In addition to being county residents, those requesting stay must also come from the same household “to minimize the risk.” Guests are also informed that they should follow the company’s safety guidelines regarding masking and practices away from society in public.
“This private stay has been planned with safety and guests can rest assured knowing that the shop will be cleaned and prepared according to CDC instructions and in line with our advanced cleaning procedures. Airbnb, ”the statement stressed.
For those unable to stay in Blockbuster, customers can see through the living room space for a limited time during the “after last guest check out” opening hours, according to the statement.
Bend, Oregon, becamelast spring, after a location in Australia closed.
Blockbuster used to be the largest video rental chain in the US, with nearly 9,000 stores worldwide. One new store was estimated to open every 17 hours at one point. But with the arrival of Netflix, the Blockbuster stores started to disappear. After going bankrupt in 2010, Blockbuster closed nearly all of its stores.