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Blockbuster store in Australia closes, leaves Oregon location as last of once-great chain

A Blockbuster outside Perth in western Australia had survived the same annihilating calculus that made video stores untenable: Netflix, Hulu, Redbox. The rise of TV binge-watching, on-demand video and smartphones.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Blockbusters in Alaska set to close; Oregon store last in U.S.

Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. – in Bend. Oregon.


Wayne Huizenga, who built his fortune from trash, dies at 80

H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80.


Blockbuster to keep more than 1,500 stores open

DALLAS – If your neighborhood Blockbuster store is open, it’s cleared a hurdle with new owners Dish Network Corp. Dish, the No. 2 satellite TV provider, told the bankruptcy court …


Store closures offer silver lining

DALLAS — Filling the space vacated by hundreds of Blockbuster and Borders stores may seem like a huge challenge for shopping center landlords, but it may not be. Real estate …


Blockbuster launches comeback with ad blitz

After years of losses and store closures, Blockbuster Inc. has a message for the country: We’re still here. The once dominant movie-rental chain, which is undergoing Chapter 11 reorganization, will …


Court approves $20 million loan for Blockbuster

NEW YORK – Blockbuster Inc., the movie-rental company that filed for bankruptcy Thursday, won court permission to draw $20 million of a $125 million loan that will let it operate …


Crews responding to fire at Blockbuster on South Hill

A fire reported before noon today is under control, leaving the structure with minor smoke damage, a Spokane fire spokesman said.


Blockbuster’s closings to soar

SAN FRANCISCO – Blockbuster Inc. may close as many as 960 stores by the end of next year, shedding more dead weight as the struggling video rental chain tries to …


Blockbuster to shutter as many as 960 stores

Blockbuster is planning to close as many as 960 stores by the end of next year. That would shrink the video rental chain by more than 20 percent as it …


Redbox attracting local movie fans

Movie fans in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are getting used to a new shopping ritual: watching people select a DVD from a large red box outside a supermarket. Some are …


Business in brief: Blockbuster store on Grand to close

Blockbuster Video has announced it will close the company’s movie rental store at 1318 S. Grand Blvd. on Spokane’s South Hill. Company spokesman Randy Hargrove said the decision followed a …


Blockbuster to close one South Hill Spokane store

Last rental day for S. Grand Blockbuster is July 5