The pandemic has forced several businesses to flex their creative muscles—the latest is a Blockbuster franchise in Bend, Oregon. Branded as “the world’s last Blockbuster,” the store has survived despite the rise in popularity of streaming platforms because it has laid into a quirky identity that includes ’90s nostalgia. That self-expression is apparent in the store’s latest effort—an Airbnb posting offering up its space up for sleepovers in September.
“When you call dibs on this stay, you’re booking a night back in the ’90s, but this time you won’t have to beg your parents to rent the latest horror flick—we’ll give you the keys to the entire store!” the listing reads for the “End of Summer Sleepover at the Last Blockbuster.”
Blockbuster will open bookings for “socially-distanced movie night” on Aug. 17 to area residents only for possible stays Sept.18 through Sept. 20. The nightly fee of just $4 for up to 4 guests includes face coverings, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer. Candy options include Gobstoppers and Laffy Taffy, and popcorn will also be available, according to the ad, which offers a sofa bed and air mattress.
A representative from the Blockbuster store did not immediately return request for comment.