Is Blockbuster on rewind? Talk is Hot About The Store Coming Back
Remember Blockbuster video? We all loved to stop on a Friday night, grab some candy and a favorite VCR movie. Remember when you'd walk in the door and track people along the wall so you could get the latest movie? Or remember asking if anyone was due to return a movie you were looking for while you were still in the store?
A MESSAGE ON THE WEBSITE SEEMS TO TEASE A FUTURE OPENING
Lots of memories from the store and you may soon be able to make new memories. What? Blockbuster is coming back?
Well, not exactly. But a message at Blockbuster.com has a lot of people wondering what's up. A message on the site says below the Blockbuster logo reads “We are working on rewinding your movie.”
WHAT DOES THE MESSAGE REALLY MEAN?
You can't click on anything on the site it's just a big teasing message.
However there's a little more information on the Blockbuster twitter feed that is updated on a regular basis. In a recent tweet Blockbuster says “New business idea: We’re going to come back as a bank and use VHS and DVDs as currency.
The message on the website isn't a new it's been there since last November but it's getting people excited everyday.
THE COMPANY IS NOW OWNED BY DISH NETWORK SO THERE'S PROMISE
Blockbuster is now owned by Dish Network so who knows what plans the company may have for the future. Would you like to see the stores reopened?
When the company was sold in 1994 it was valued at $8.4 billion given the wide popularity of video rentals. More than 2800 were open at the time. Now only one store is open in Bend, Oregon.
DO YOU STILL OWN A VCR?
So while many of us have trashed the video player years ago we still have great memories of a Friday night stop at Blockbuster and look forward to any revitalization of the brand. However because most of us don't own a VCR it's likely if anything happens it'll be a streaming site given the fact that the company is now owned by Dish Network. Check the website at blockbuster.com