Blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, closed last July. 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 2010.
The company closed all of its corporate-owned stores in 2014. 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.