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The latest Blockbuster store in the world is in Oregon




BEND, Ore. – The Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, was the last in the United States last year. And now it's the only one in the world.

The Bulletin reports that a Blockbuster store in Perth, Australia closes later this month, leaving the Bend franchise alone on the planet.

Blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, closed in July last year.

The yellow and blue themed movie rental companies were once everywhere, with 9,000 stores worldwide.

But competition from on-demand movie streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu forced Blockbuster to declare bankruptcy in 2010.

The company closed all its business-owned stores in 2014.

The remaining franchise stores closed until Bend Blockbuster was the last .

Manager Sandi Harding says the store is a tourist attraction and will not close anytime soon.

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