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Bend, Oregon now home to the last Blockbuster on Earth

BEND, Oregon (AP) – The Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon became the last one in the US last year. And now it's only one in the world. The Bulletin reports that a blockbuster store in Perth, Australia is closing later this month, leaving the Bend franchise alone on the planet. Blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska , closed last July [RELATED: The world, and Alaska, will have one less Blockbuster following another store closure] The yellow-and-blue themed movie rental stores were once everywhere, with 9,000 stores worldwide. But competition from on-demand movie streaming services like Netflix and Hulu forced blockbuster to declare bankruptcy in 201 0. The company closed all of its corporate-owned stores in 2014. [RELATED: Last two Blockbusters in Alaska are closing, even after Russell Crowe memorabilia] The remaining franchised stores kept closing until the Bend Blockbuster was the last one Manager Sandi Harding says the store is a tourist attraction and won't close anytime soon. [ALSO OF INTEREST: From Russell Crowe, to Alaska Blockbuster, and back again: A jockstrap’s journey]

BEND, Oregon (AP) – The Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon became the last one in the US last year. And now it’s only one in the world.

The Bulletin reports that a blockbuster store in Perth, Australia is closing later this month, leaving the Bend franchise alone on the planet.

Blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska , closed last July

[RELATED: The world, and Alaska, will have one less Blockbuster following another store closure]

The yellow-and-blue themed movie rental stores were once everywhere, with 9,000 stores worldwide.

But competition from on-demand movie streaming services like Netflix and Hulu forced blockbuster to declare bankruptcy in 201

0.

The company closed all of its corporate-owned stores in 2014.

[RELATED: Last two Blockbusters in Alaska are closing, even after Russell Crowe memorabilia]

The remaining franchised stores kept closing until the Bend Blockbuster was the last one

Manager Sandi Harding says the store is a tourist attraction and won’t close anytime soon.

[ALSO OF INTEREST: From Russell Crowe, to Alaska Blockbuster, and back again: A jockstrap’s journey]
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