All our childhood dreams just came true. The last Blockbuster in existence is now available on Airbnb to rent.
Located in Bend, Oregon, the former Blockbuster store boasts decor of the decade with an era-appropriate television, a VCR and shelves of VHS tapes that remind you of youth's biggest question: 'Which rental do I take home tonight?'
According to store manger Sandi Harding's listing on Airbnb, the rental is available for three individual, one-night reservations through September 18-20th. Booking opens August 17th.
The nostalgic movie night costs $4 for the night, or as Harding describes "a penny more than what you would spend for a new release."
“As the last standing location in the world, our Blockbuster store is an ode to movie magic, simpler times and the sense of community that could once be found in Blockbuster locations around the world,” shared host Harding.
“Over the past few months, we’ve been missing the regular visits from friends, neighbors and tourists from around the world. So, we’re opening our store to three quarantine pods of Deschutes County guests for a socially distanced movie night, just like those of decades past!”
The Oregon location became the last standing Blockbuster storefront in America when Alaska resigned from the chain in 2018, according to Time. Through this experience, Harding hopes to honor her local community residents who have supported the last-of-its-kind during its final years.
The description promises just as much: "Whether you want to stay up until sunrise or pass out on the couch, we’ve created the perfect space complete with a pull-out couch, bean bags and pillows for you to cozy up with 'new releases' from the ‘90s," it reads. "Crack open a two-liter of Pepsi before locking into a video game, charting your future in a game of MASH, or watching movie after movie. But be wary of reciting 'Bloody Mary' in the staff bathroom off of the break room, as you just may summon the ghost rumored to haunt the store."