Something is happening with the classic Blockbuster Video brand as the official website and its social media accounts have been turned back on. Blockbuster Video is owned by Dish Network and nothing has really ever happened with it since it met its demise.
If you go to the website, you get the classic log with a caption that reads: “Please be kind while we rewind” and “We are working on rewinding your movie.” There is really nothing else to go off of, no other details have been shared. But, something is definitely happening, we’ll just have to wait and see what that is.
At one point, Blockbuster had over 9,000 locations, but in 2010 they filed for bankruptcy and by 2014, pretty much all of the chain’s corporate stores were closed, and now there is only one left alive in Bend, Oregon. There is a documentary about that store.
I’m not sure what’s coming, but it’s safe to say that they won’t be reopening any video stores. Maybe it will be another attempt at a streaming service? They teased something like that about a year ago.
I have no idea! It might not even really be anything that big, but there’s definitely some hype building! Hopefully it’s something cool!