One Last Blockbuster

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One Last Blockbuster

Sierra Potter, Staff Writer

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Last year, a Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, was titled one of the last standing Blockbusters in the United States. Due to recent surveys, soon it will be the only store of its kind on this planet.  The last Blockbuster is not looking forward to closing, it is in fact, gaining more and more sales as a tourist attraction than a store. In past years, the popular company had over 9,200 stores worldwide, which declined as popular streaming services like Netflix came into light.

Blockbuster went into bankruptcy in the early 2000’s, and since then, has experienced declining sales. The once popular store had award-winning movies and video games lining the walls, set for perfect family nights all around the world.  As social media and online entertainment expanded, Blockbuster indirectly became transparent.

Ninety’s babies will remember this once popular movie-night-dealer. Kids these days have Netflix and Hulu, which are ultimately leading to lazier and lazier generations. The skills that younger generations can work for, such as things like running to the store to rent a movie, will forever be held in the heart of Oregon.  As the old-fashioned store becomes more and more of a memory, one can only hope that the remnants of what once was, makes an impact on our society as a whole.

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Sierra Potter, Staff Writer

Sierra Potter is a junior at Northgate High School. Her interests are musical theater, literature, and science. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar...

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