The lights are still on but the shelves are empty and the remaining DVDs lie in an unceremonious but neat pile in the middle of the floor, their fate belongs elsewhere now. A testament to changing times and how people access goods, services - big changes all happening before our eyes elsewhere on the High Street too. Time once again to ponder perhaps what can happen to some premises beyond retail. The Gurn had an article on some thinking in this direction earlier this year.
So fast are things moving that the video uploaded by the then Blockbusters employee Magnus nearly four years ago in January 2010 already seems to have the allure of an historical document. Digital evidence for posterity of how the interior of one of our High Street premises used to look.
"Magnus nearly four years ago in January 2014"
Wow, I just didn't know Blockbusters offered time travel. I might have gone in had I known. Maybe they'll transport themselves to the distant past when VHS rentals were all the rage
Thanks for that Time Lord - good suggestion and thanks for being so alert.
so is that it offically gone today then?
Can't see it staying open with nothing on the shelves James
Four years on... still a great video! Whatever happened to Magnus? The guy is a star.
I remember when it was half second hand shop and half rental, then it became "Ritz" and then final Blockbusters. I have a lot of childhood memories in that store, the desperate run up the street shouting at my mum to hurry up so we can see if a copy of Terminator 2 was there on VHS. No one loves the digital world more than me. But a piece of my youth is gone! But my membership card will live on in my wallet for years to come.
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