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The two Alaska closures will leave the Blockbuster in Bend, Ore., as the last store standing.

The two remaining Blockbuster stores in Alaska are set to close, marking the end of an era in what has always been one of the video rental business's last strongholds. Although, as noted by Deadline Hollywood, the shuttering Anchorage and Fairbanks stores will reopen on Tuesday to sell off their inventory through August.

Sandi Harding, the Bend store's general manager, told CNN she was surprised her store was the last one open. "The loyalty was huge, I mean they were like family and we'll miss them desperately".

A long, long time ago, people had to travel to brick and motor stores to pay money to rent movies.

So it seems like if you want to relive your greatest Blockbuster memories, you still have time. The Wasilla, North Pole and Soldotna locations closed earlier this year, along with a second Anchorage store.

The two remaining stores are located in Fairbanks on College Road and Anchorage on Debarr Road.

While Blockbuster has long since disappeared from most of the American landscape, it survived in a handful of locations in Alaska mostly thanks to slow internet speeds.

The stores were given some media attention a couple months ago by HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver which sent a jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie Cinderella Man to one of the stores.

"We all have licensing agreements and leases, but as of now we have no plans on closing", she said. "We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it's just to say 'Hello'". Furthermore, while Netflix can offer binge-worthy TV boxsets by the dozen, it can struggle to offer the classic films that are a Blockbuster's bread-and-butter. According to Deadline, at Blockbuster's peak it had "more than 9,000 stores, half outside the United States, and employed more than 84,000 people worldwide". In September 2010 it filed for bankruptcy and has spent the past eight years closing down stores across the world. "It just seems a little insane".


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