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FIRST BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO-RENTAL STORE

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On October 19, 1985, the first Blockbuster video-rental store 
opened in Dallas,
Texas. At a time when most video stores
were small-scale operations featuring a limited selection of
titles, Blockbuster opened with some 8,000 tapes displayed
on shelves around the store and a computerized check-out
process.

The first store was a success and Blockbuster expanded
rapidly, eventually becoming one of the world’s largest
providers of in-home movies and game entertainment,
before eventually filing for bankruptcy in 2010.

Blockbuster was founded by David Cook (below), who had
previously owned a business that provided computer
software services to the oil and gas industry in Texas.

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THE LAST VIDEO RENTAL STORE STANDING!

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Blockbuster (colloquially known as The Last Blockbuster)
is a
video rental store in Bend, Oregon. In 2019, it became
the world’s last remaining retail store using the
Blockbuster brand.

The store continued to operate without laying off staff
during the
COVID-19 pandemic.        
        

    
    
    
    
   


(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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VISITING THE ORIGINAL TWILIGHT ZONE


‘Long Distance Call’ with Bill Mumy (above) was broadcast
on March 3, 1961 as episode 22. It was one of six live video
tape episodes made to help cut production costs for season
two.

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The clap board is marking a scene from the episode titled 
‘Twenty Two’ (below).  


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