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Blockbuster Video has become an Alaskan tourist attraction

6 of the remaining 10 Blockbusters are located in Alaska, where streaming online is very expensive.

by Jika Gonzalez and Lee Doyle
Oct 31 2017, 8:08pm

For many Alaskans, movie night still means Blockbuster night.

While the vast majority of Blockbusters in the U.S. have closed down, there are a few still hanging on — 10 to be exact — and six of those are in Alaska. The dark, long winters and sparse layout of Alaska allows Blockbusters to do pretty well, especially when Wi-Fi is substantially more expensive than in other states.

VICE News spoke with loyal customers at one of the last Blockbusters left in the country about why they love their old school movie night.


 

This segment originally aired October 31, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.