Stories tagged: blockbuster
Thu., March 7, 2019
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
Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the U.S. – in Bend. Oregon.
Fri., March 23, 2018
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.
Sun., July 24, 2011
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 …
Sun., May 15, 2011
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 …
Sun., Nov. 28, 2010
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 …
Fri., Sept. 24, 2010
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 …
Tue., July 6, 2010
A fire reported before noon today is under control, leaving the structure with minor smoke damage, a Spokane fire spokesman said.
Wed., Sept. 16, 2009
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 …
Tue., Sept. 15, 2009
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 …
Thu., July 16, 2009
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 …
Thu., May 21, 2009
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 …
Wed., May 20, 2009
Last rental day for S. Grand Blockbuster is July 5