Visiting the Last Blockbuster Video - Cinemassacre

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James, Justin, and Kieran traveled to the last Blockbuster Video that's located in Bend, Oregon!! They took a road trip down from Portland, after Portland Retro Gaming Expo weekend October, 2019. The sights, sounds, and smells of their old stomping grounds was like something else. A flash from the past, where you would always go every Friday night to get the newest movie releases, hottest games, or obscure b-movie rentals. Sadly, Blockbuster's 9,000 world-wide locations dwindled down to just one. But, that comes with everything turning digital... or with movies just slapped into the Red Box at your local grocery store. Regardless, the Last Blockbuster in Bend is a tribute to anyone who lived in the 90s, especially with their museum section and classic memorabilia everywhere. Thanks to the owner Sandi for allowing us to film in the store! And, sorry that our audio isn't the best, the store is very active.
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  • I member when cucumbers taste better pickled I miss the mom N pop stores near me

    Randall VanandaRandall VanandaHour ago
  • Way better than bootlegging way better

    ed materxsaerted materxsaert2 hours ago
  • Fükawika 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

    ed materxsaerted materxsaert2 hours ago
  • Turn out there's a Family Video right around the corner.

    Shelton GoldenShelton Golden3 hours ago
  • Online streaming has killed these stores fast

    Amrik SinghAmrik Singh3 hours ago
  • So long as they stay the only Blockbuster, I’m okay with it.

    Ozbully MoralesOzbully Morales5 hours ago
  • God, I'd love to visit that Blockbuster. So many memories of just walking around the place and looking at what's available. As great as streaming is, it can't replicate going to the local Blockbuster with your buds to hang out and pick out a movie. Renting a movie was an event. It was one of those things where you call up friends ask if they want to go out and rent a movie. Good times.

    NosiddaNosidda5 hours ago
  • I wonder if one day in the future, when we have 3D printed fast food, there will be a last McDonalds.

    Jim Davis is GodJim Davis is God5 hours ago
  • wowzerz blast from the past. thanks for sharing guys

    Christopher BermudezChristopher Bermudez5 hours ago
  • and it was shoot during the pandemic ?? really ??? Funny .. i thought that the last Blockbuster was in Alaska ..... trouble is .... who is still buying movies, nowadays ??? I'm sorry for Blockbuster, but the business model has changed : VOD ! Still.... We don't have any blockbuster's shop like this in Europe.... it's pretty sad, but it's the progress and we can't fight it.

    TheFrenchy82TheFrenchy825 hours ago
  • The “Drop Box” to return your movie....Wonder if Dropbox Inc took inspiration from this?

    Mad AppleMad Apple5 hours ago
  • $5 late fees. Good bye.

    Marco MMarco M5 hours ago
  • I actually got quite a haul of PS1 games from a Blockbuster that was near me. Liquidation sale.

    Wayne WoodWayne Wood5 hours ago
  • That can't be good for the car's suspension

    UtubeblowsUtubeblows5 hours ago
  • Thank you Nerd. Thank you to Everyone involved with making this. This was PERFECT.

    Just D1zJust D1z5 hours ago
  • Idk why seeing them in casual clothes throws me off so much

    chris blahchris blah6 hours ago
  • Am happy

    Ryan OutlawRyan Outlaw6 hours ago
  • I believe It was late 2000s, When I visit the Blockbuster for the last time. I was there to rent console games with cousins of my friend. This bitter taste of ild memory.

    PrimroseÑightPrimroseÑight6 hours ago
  • The Nostalgia...

    John DonovanJohn Donovan6 hours ago
  • There needs to be a movie that films there before it’s closed

    mypersonaldancepartymypersonaldanceparty6 hours ago
  • There needs to be a movie that films there before it’s closed

    mypersonaldancepartymypersonaldanceparty6 hours ago
  • Wow... I remember those days...

    mypersonaldancepartymypersonaldanceparty6 hours ago
  • Dude you can make a movie out of this. (Pun intended) Searching the lost and final of Blockbuster in the world. It's like that film Harold and Kumar White Castle situation xD

    Hurp DurpHurp Durp6 hours ago
  • I hope this Blockbuster will survive after this whole COVID-19 fiasco.

    Charlie CatCharlie Cat6 hours ago
  • I believe the North Pole Alaska Blockbuster was the second to last one. Their was a mention in a small local publication about it's a race to the finish line to who would be the last. I live just outside North Pole Alaska.

    Wood HeatWood Heat7 hours ago
  • I can smell this video

    Fabio PradoFabio Prado7 hours ago
  • I have a hang space and my aunt had just said, "its like a blockbuster down here," i miss those places.

    sans the punmastersans the punmaster7 hours ago
  • anyone remember HollywoodVideo ???

    Alexander CastellonAlexander Castellon7 hours ago
  • I would like to see more of these three interact

    Lydia JohnsonLydia Johnson7 hours ago
  • Me in 2000: "Go to Blockbuster? What is this, the dark ages?" Me in 2020: "God I would give anything to go to a Blockbuster again..."

    The Trash ChildThe Trash Child7 hours ago
  • Sylvester Stallone in Demolition Man 2 where he visits the last remaining Blockbuster video then eats at the last remaining fast food franchise Taco bell!

    Jake E.Jake E.7 hours ago
  • My wife and I honeymooned in Alaska a couple years ago, and out of everything to see up there we made it a point to stop in at the second last Blockbuster (RIP). We bought a ton of shitty DVDs and each got a hoodie that we wear regularly. Looking back on it, I think our only souvenirs from our honeymoon came from Blockbuster.

    D LD L7 hours ago
  • Psychostick again!!?! So cool

    Leeroy JenkinsLeeroy Jenkins8 hours ago
  • How do they pay their employees?

    Kristofer ProphetKristofer Prophet8 hours ago
  • SILVERMANIA

    MythsQueueMythsQueue8 hours ago
  • This was filmed in Oct. it seems like a lifetime ago! I hope this survives the pandemic!!

    dolimi jotoodolimi jotoo8 hours ago
  • *That brought back memories* ✅🙂

    AcidGlowAcidGlow8 hours ago
  • Its been a long time since I've seen one of those.

    NovakNovak9 hours ago
  • hopefully, it didn't go out of business because of the pandemic.

    otakudante321otakudante3219 hours ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="224">3:44</a> 😂😂😂

    Will DurantWill Durant9 hours ago
    • that russel crowe stuff was donated by john oliver. he talk about this store in one of his episode

      dolimi jotoodolimi jotoo8 hours ago
  • Wow~ talk about taking you back to the past right?

    DogerxDogerx9 hours ago
  • I dont really know anything about the history of video stores, was family video popular around the same time? There are still a handful of family videos around me! Though, a few of closed down but theres still a couple. I still go to the one by my house every once in a while Haha, I usually rent a few movies for a week from the 1 dollar section!

    Austin ForgashAustin Forgash9 hours ago
  • That was fucking AWE-SOME!

    MrJR Olmeda2ndMrJR Olmeda2nd9 hours ago
  • I still have my blockbuster card. Along with other memorabilia.

    HelgaliHelgali9 hours ago
  • Duck Duster Diddly-o.

    CuzcatanCuzcatan9 hours ago
  • How did Blockbuster make independent movies harder to find??

    deezy81deezy8110 hours ago
  • I lived in Yelm for a few years and remember when the Blockbuster went under. They turned it into some Credit Union. It was a very sad moment to see it just rank like that even though they were always having business.

    gwarriorfromhellgwarriorfromhell10 hours ago
  • Wow i thought they all closed down years ago. Hilarious that u had t drive through a spooky mystical forest to get to it =)

    Adrian HetmanskiAdrian Hetmanski10 hours ago
  • This is the kind of trip my friends and I would take. We travel an hour to visit the nearest arcade bar, and it's always a good time.

    NepthuNepthu10 hours ago
  • imagine driving 3 hours to watch Doom Annihilation on DVD in front of a Blockbuster.

    LOGANLOGAN10 hours ago
  • I can tell people are getting nostalgia when they go to block-buster.

    Motor270Motor27010 hours ago
  • As someone who once worked at BB I can say seeing the last one fold will be on my bucket list of great things to see. Seeya Blockbuster - it was an unpleasant experience.

    Herne0011Herne001110 hours ago
  • It's sad to think something that we cherished so much in our youth has basically died and gone away. This brought back lots of memories and even when James said about it bringing back memories of certain walking patterns he would take reminded me of the same that I have long forgot about. I would always go right to the video game section and than the horror sections and check out all the cool artwork on the horror movies, knowing my parents would never let me rent that. Also check out the newer consoles that they had for rent. Its good to look back on these times, and I guess ok to yearn for these days but we are in a world now where anyone can get on their computer or gaming console, or phone and pull up movies with ease and I guess that is something to be happy about as well. Kinda disappointed you didn't rent texas chainsaw or something, but I guess you wanted a movie you could stick in and skip to the end and not care about.

    The Headless HorsemanThe Headless Horseman11 hours ago
  • that russel crowe stuff was donated by john oliver. he talk about this store in one of his episode

    Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce11 hours ago
  • Jesus, as someone who worked in a video store from 2000-2007 as they were starting to die, this really took me back. What a trip.

    CBL MusicCBL Music11 hours ago
  • Just the way he edits and all is basically nostalgic itself, along with the music too.

    Devin MillarDevin Millar11 hours ago
  • Awesome Music!

    Matías ParadaMatías Parada11 hours ago
  • Wow I thought BlockBusters are extinct

    Desmond MaloneDesmond Malone11 hours ago
  • If I had the passive, recurring income to burn, I wouldn't mind opening a Blockbuster, just for the nostalgia. Wouldn't matter if it made a profit or not.

    supercyberfunksupercyberfunk11 hours ago
  • fucking love James

    Frank AlviraFrank Alvira11 hours ago
  • I laughed so hard at the Drop Box Part lol

    G -G -11 hours ago
  • Awesome video. Glad one still exists and that you went to visit it. Been a Cinemassacre fan for years.

    Yusef LighariYusef Lighari11 hours ago
  • Blockbuster did not put small town video stores out of business back then, at least not in L.A. County. There was a Video 94 Cents, Video 99, Citi Video, City Video, basically a video store on every 2 or 3 blocks. Grocery stores had freakin movies, man it feels like a lifetime ago.

    BrutesMcGeeBrutesMcGee12 hours ago
  • I think I still have late fees...

    Mando MikeMando Mike12 hours ago
  • Badass

    F3ND1MUSF3ND1MUS12 hours ago
  • The closest Blockbuster to my house became a daycare centre and the last thing I bought was a VHS of The Phantom Menace

    gmirkoI50gmirkoI5012 hours ago
    • “I find your lack of faith disturbing” - darth Vader

      Lazy GamingLazy Gaming10 hours ago
  • The blockbuster in my town is now a gym.. rip

    1spore21spore212 hours ago
    • I hope that was a deliberate pun.

      David JamesDavid James12 hours ago
  • Oh, man. James came to my home town and I didn't get to meet him. I hope you enjoyed the scenery though.

    Jeremy PierceJeremy Pierce12 hours ago
  • I am shocked that there's still one left. Once that goes, you can kiss those video renting memories goodbye.

    BigEWRBigEWR13 hours ago
  • There is a family owned video store that somehow survives in my town. In fact, they're always hiring, and it's also next to what was a Papa Murphy's Pizza.

    Taco Bell ValetTaco Bell Valet13 hours ago
  • I take it, the cards didn't work. Lol

    RIVEXNGLERIVEXNGLE13 hours ago
  • Reppin PRGE. this must have been filmed a while ago then. Saw you a few years ago there.

    Roden 86Roden 8614 hours ago
  • Tinder, facebook, instagram etc etc you meet so many chicks in blockbuster back in the day😎

    QUEL NEGROQUEL NEGRO14 hours ago
  • I think i still owe Blockbuster some money.

    R CarmisinR Carmisin14 hours ago
  • They dont have Street Figther the movie!

    J CJ C14 hours ago
  • I miss goin to blockbuster when I was kid on Friday and Saturday nights. 😢 I remember I rented Zelda for NES one night along with a movie, then when me and the fam got home we ordered some pizza. Good times.......good times........😢😢😢😢

    Douglas FoleyDouglas Foley15 hours ago
  • I think the Russell Crow museum was a Last Week with John Oliver sketch they did a few years ago...

    JAFO-PTYJAFO-PTY15 hours ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="115">1:55</a> that's WARM SPRINGS MY RESERVATION!!!🤟🏾🤟🏾

    moptop guapmoptop guap15 hours ago
  • :-(

    JAFO-PTYJAFO-PTY15 hours ago
  • What a massive waste of time lol

    Toby DammitToby Dammit15 hours ago