October 19, 1985: First Blockbuster Opens

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Blockbuster

1985 – The first Blockbuster opens it’s doors in Dallas, TX by David Cook. The 29 year old store owner eventually sold it to Scott Beck, John Melk and Wayne Huizenga. Eventually it becomes a nation-wide franchise and online movie and game rental store. Dish Network ultimately purchased Blockbuster for $228 million

The Last Blockbuster

On April 1st, 2019 (not an April Fools Joke), Bend, OR Blockbuster became the last brick-and-mortar store in the world. This was after the last Australian store closed. They are known on Twitter as @LoneBlockbuster

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