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The Pacific Northwest has the very last Blockbuster Video store

The BBC pays a visit to Bend, Oregon, home to the very last Blockbuster Video store. Every other Blockbuster location (even the ones that hung on for a while in Alaska) has closed, in part due to competition from Net-based services like Netflix and kiosks operated by Redbox.