If you wandered through the dreams of ‘90s kids around the country, you’d probably find yourself amid aisles of blue, yellow, and white VHS boxes as far as the eye can see. In Bend, Oregon, that dream is becoming a reality. Sandi Harding operates the very last Blockbuster store in the US, and now she’s turning it into an Airbnb where you can actually spend the night.
The store-turned-accommodation will feature a living room with Blockbuster-themed decor, a huge ‘90s-era TV, a VCR, and, of course, hundreds of VHS tapes to round out the evening’s entertainment. And it’s just as affordable as picking up an old Blockbuster movie, costing just $4 per night.
In an interview with CNN, Harding said, “It’s our 20th year as a Blockbuster, we were hoping to celebrate that this year, but with Covid throwing a wrench into everybody’s plans, we were really excited to be able to pull this off. With everybody being stuck at home and re-experiencing family time together, we thought it would be fun to enjoy some family time in a throwback ’90s environment.”
The space can accommodate up to four people and is open for booking on August 17 for one-night reservations on September 18, 19, and 20. It’s a limited offering, so if you want to relive your childhood, you’d better book fast.