Blockbuster Video down to one USA store

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Andrew H. Walker Getty Images

The closure of the two stores in Alaska will leave just one U.S. Blockbuster store left - located in Bend, Oregon.

The harsh realities of modern business are that the world only has enough room in it for one Blockbuster Video store, but don't worry: according to Harding, the OR location has no plans to close down anytime soon.

"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver wanted to help out, so in May, he sent the second Anchorage store some Russell Crow movie memorabilia, including a leather jockstrap he wore in the 2005 film "Cinderella Man". The stunt brought plenty of attention to the location, but the video store just didn't get the influx of business it was expecting. But to the best of her knowledge, after the Alaska stores close, her location will be the only one left in America.

With the shuttering of the two Alaska locations, that leaves one lone Blockbuster in Bend, Oregon, as the last holdout of the company's years-long demise.

While Blockbusters began disappearing across the U.S.in 2013, Alaska remained a lucrative market for the rental video company.

"We will miss all of you!"

"We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it's just to say "Hello", Blockbuster Alaska said in a Facebook post.

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The last two Blockbuster stores in Alaska will close. Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years.

Blockbuster gave in and declared bankruptcy in 2010, and its remaining 1,700 stores were bought by Dish Network in 2011. That store may stay open for at least another ten more years.

At the peak of its success, the once-iconic video rental chain had more than 9,000 stores and employed more than 84,000 people worldwide, Deadline reported.

The days of aimlessly walking the aisles of your local Blockbuster every Friday night have been over for years in most parts of the United States.

Texas and Alaska used to be popular locations for Blockbuster because of the poor quality of high-speed internet service and high prices.

"It's tough to tell the customers, it really is", said Kevin Daymude, the general manager at the DeBarr location.

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