Nix Tape: Ten Closed & Abandoned Blockbuster Retailers

Nix Tape: 10 Closed & Abandoned Blockbuster Shops

Write-up by Steve, filed under Abandoned Areas in the Architecture class.

abandoned closed Blockbuster Video stores

Blockbuster Video’s torn-ticket brand when fronted 1000’;s of merchants worldwide. That was then, this is now… by late 2013, Blockbuster was officially busted.

This Is The End

closed Blockbuster Video Hawaii
(pictures through: 2 Oceans Vibe)

Blockbuster Video did not go gentle into that good night it went loudly, painfully and messily. The last curtain (for all intents and functions) finally came down at 11pm on November 9th of 2013 when a Blockbuster shop in Hawaii grew to become the final shop to lease out a movie. In accordance to Blockbuster themselves, the movie was “This Is The End” starring James Franco and Seth Rogen.

Scots On The Rocks

blockbuster video Scotland storm sign
(picture through: Every day Record)

A vicious storm that struck Scotland in late 2011 only broken the Blockbuster Video spot over it took a tsunami of red ink to sink the chain for great. It is a pity the hapless owner over didn’t see the signs of impending doom while he was occupied in repairing the sign of his franchise keep.

closed abandoned Blockbuster Video Dunoon Scotland
(images via: Past The Pixels and Zoopla)

The Blockbuster Video spot in Dunoon, on the scenic Cowal Peninsula in western Scotland, had minor spot competition but neighborhood accomplishment was meaningless in the face of global mismanagement on an epic scale. In the case of the Dunoon store, deterioration had begun even as the chain was in its ultimate death throes… and rapidly accelerated as soon as the shop shut its doors for great. View far more interior shots and understand a lot more about this now-for-sale ex-Blockbuster at the Zoopla site.

That Socks!

Penarth closing Blockbuster Video socks
(pictures by means of: Penarth Information)

The final days of Blockbuster relatively resembled the last hrs on the Titanic – tons of rearranging the deck chairs for no discernible function and neglible useful results. Consider the over doomed Blockbuster keep in Penarth, Cornwall, United kingdom. for illustration. With buyers investing their tough-earned pence on net-primarily based enjoyment, the desperate shop started stocking socks instead. Evidently in Cornwall 1 can not acquire socks on the internet.

VA Implies Vacant

closed Poquoson Virginia Blockbuster Video
(images by way of: RetailByRyan95)

Flickr user RetailByRyan95 was in the correct spot at the proper instances when a Blockbuster store in Virgina’s Poquoson Commons shopping center closed in early Could of 2009. Presciently documenting the keep as it was prior to closing, Ryan returned practically precisely a single month later on, camera in hand, to observe what remained.

closed Poquoson Virginia Blockbuster Video
(images by means of: RetailByRyan95)

Critiques of today’s supposedly disposable society ring accurate when the distinctions in between an open and a closed Blockbuster are so evident after only a short time. Elimination of stock, signage and branding also reveals the primarily sterile nature of modern day retail-business McArchitecture, which is proven to have tiny if any appeal once tenants have flown the coop.