Get in losers, we're going to Blockbuster.
If 2020 has got you longing for a simpler time, when the hardest decision you had to make was which Mary-Kate and Ashley movie to bring home from Blockbuster, then do I have a vacation for you. For a limited time only, owner Sandi Harding is converting the nation's last remaining Blockbuster into an Airbnb rental for the perfect nostalgic sleepover. For only $4 a night, up to four lucky renters will be able to live their childhood fantasy of getting locked in a Blockbuster with keys to the Bend, Oregon store and full access to its entire movie and video game collection. The only problem is, you need to be a resident of Deschutes County to actually rent it. According to Mashable, Harding is renting the Blockbuster out to thank the local community for its support.
If you don't want to give up on your '90's kids dreams and want to check it out, the rental includes a swagged-out living room, complete with a pull-out couch, bean bags, lamps, and pillows; all your favorite '90's snacks, including Raisinets, NERDS, free pizza, Pepsi, and whatever else you would like to bring; and, of course, face coverings, disinfectant wipes, and endless hand sanitizer to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. The one-night rentals are scheduled for September 18-20, and booking begins on Monday, August 17 at 4PM EST. You can see pictures below:
I never thought I'd say that I wished I lived in Deschutes Country, Oregon, but it's 2020. Clearly, anything can happen.