Closing the Door on the Video Store Era (with tweets) · chutry · Storify

Now that Blockbuster Video has officially closed, I welcome Chuck Tyron’s Storify aggregation, which turned up this goodie:

When I was a kid, movies like The Wizard of Oz were aired on TV once a year (usually during Thanksgiving weekend). At school the next week, everyone would be singing the songs and quoting the lines. It was a memorable experience to walk into a Blockbuster and see all those movies sitting there, just waiting for you to check out. My daughter’s morning routine is to wake up (usually before anyone else in the house), do one lesson (currently she’s reading The Lord of the Rings), and then she can pick a morning movie. (Her tastes range all the way from Ewoks to Shakespeare.)

 

Screen Shot 2013-11-14 at 3.17.39 PMA quick timeline of reactions to the announcement that Blockbuster Video is shutting down its last 300 US video rental stores.

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