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Rewind Time at This New York City Blockbuster Pop-Up

New York City News Entertainment
by Eben Diskin Dec 4, 2019

You might feel too young to be starting your ‘90s stories with “back in my day…” but for many, the 1990s feel like a lifetime ago. This is especially true if you were a regular Blockbuster customer, spending an hour examining the VHS boxes with your parents before deciding which one you’d bring home, or trying to sneak into the X-rated section while your mom was deciding between renting Almost Famous and Mona Lisa Smile for the third time that month. Now, for a brief time, you can actually relive those sacred moments inside the video store with this pop-up Blockbuster experience coming to Soho.

Dumbgood, an apparel brand, has partnered with Blockbuster to offer a pop-up shop selling Blockbuster-themed merchandise, including vibrant yellow-and-blue backpacks, sweatpants, hoodies, T-shirts, VHS iPhone cases, coffee mugs, tote bags, 14-karat gold necklaces, and more nostalgia-laden items.

Located at 13 Crosby Street, the store will closely resemble the interior of the Blockbuster you knew and loved, and will be open from December 6 to 15.

If you can’t make it to New York City for the event, note that there is one Blockbuster left standing in the US and it’s located in a strip mall in Bend, Oregon. It’s open daily from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM, and until 10:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, for all your VHS and DVDs needs.

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