Many of you grew up in an era where you eagerly waited all week to walk the isle of Blockbuster, hunting down the perfect movie to watch. And if you’re like me, you were crushed when stores started shutting down, thanks to Netflix. Well, something strange is happening. Suddenly, Blockbuster’s social media accounts and website are coming back to life.
If you head to the website, you see the company’s logo and will read the message “We are working on rewinding your movie,” which goes back to the old motto “Be Kind Rewind.” For those who don’t get it, it refers to rewinding VHS tapes before you would return them to stores.
Blockbuster opened in 1985 with 6,000 stores nationwide featuring over 8,000 VHS tapes each before converting to DVD. Unfortunately, they could not compete with Netflix. Now, only one store remains.
Blockbuster is back! News has just broken that Blockbuster is opening five new brick-and-mortar stores in Los Angeles and San Diego with plans to reopen in more locations.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.