“Blockbuster returning in 2020 was not on my bingo card.”
If you grew up in the ’80s, ’90s, or ’00s, then you probably have very fond memories of going with your family to Blockbuster to rent the newest releases*.
Of course, with the rise of Netflix and streaming in general, Blockbuster and its model became a relic of the past. And in November 2013, the company announced it would be closing almost all of its stores.
But, earlier today, Blockbuster’s official Twitter account tweeted this cryptic tweet (its first tweet since 2014):
Of course, people on Twitter were in shock that Blockbuster would be tweeting in 2020. With some people joking that the company is basically back from the dead:
Others joked about the Blockbuster movies they still have in their possession and the late fees they probably owe on it:
Even a few brands decided to respond back to Blockbuster with some love, like Xbox…
…and Dominos — which reminded us what a perfect Friday night used to be all about:
Of course, the reason Blockbuster tweeted today was to let everyone know that the last of its stores still around (yes, there was one still around in Bend, Oregon) has been converted into an Airbnb, and that you can stay in it for $4 a night!!!
Okay, so we aren’t getting the full-on return of Blockbuster, but I think we can all agree this is probably the next best thing!
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