Blockbuster is Closing its Last 300 Stores
Ending DVD-by-mail service, too
Blockbuster’s brick and mortar locations will be extinct by New Year’s Day.
Although physical Blockbuster stores have been few and far between, parents company DISH announced Wednesday that it will shutter the doors of the last 300 U.S. stores by the end of the year and end its by-mail DVD distribution service by early January.
“This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment,” DISH CEO Joseph P. Clayton said.
Instead, Blockbuster will focus on streaming content to DISH customers.