The dream of the '90s is very much alive—and it's for three days only! Movie night, anyone?
If you grew up in the '90s, you remember the excitement of going to Blockbuster on Friday nights to pick out a movie (and some Milk Duds by the cash register, if your mom let you). And with the recent release of The Last Blockbuster documentary on Netflix, the movie rental chain has been on our minds. Now, it might be a thing of the past, but in 2021, there's only one place where you can experience that nostalgia—and they're renting!
Bend, Oregon, is home to the last standing Blockbuster worldwide, and the owner is offering a very special treat to the community—renting out the store via Airbnb. If you ever dreamed of spending the night in a Blockbuster (and who didn't?), this is your chance!
Starting August 17, at 1 p.m. PT, residents of Oregon's Deschutes County can reserve their spot for a one-night stay between September 18 and 20. The store, which is listed as a studio with one bed and half-bath, is available to rent to groups of four and is listed at a rate of $4 a night. Considering that costs as much as a typical DVD rental, this is an amazing deal!
Guests will get to live out their childhood dreams by getting the whole store to themselves and the coolest digs to relax in. Peruse the shelves for your favorite movies, or bring out the board games or N64 for a round of Mario Kart. Comfy couches and bean bag chairs will be on hand, so you can watch Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure for the billionth time or break out into an impromptu pillow fight.
Did we mention there'll be snacks? You're getting the full sleepover spread with access to all the staples like pizza, candy, soda, and popcorn. Plus, there will be no parents, so you can stay up as long as you like.
Besides providing a fun experience, the store wants to make it a safe one, too. Following CDC guidelines, the store will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each visit, and they'll also provide plenty of face masks, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes to keep everyone healthy. The owner also plans on making a donation to the Humane Society of Central Oregon as a way of giving back to the community during this difficult time.
The dream of the '90s is very much alive—and it's for three days only! So grab your Nikes, put on some tie-dye, and prepare for the slumber party of your dreams! You can find the details here. The offer is for Deschutes County residents only, so give us the 411 if you snag a spot!
**All photos courtesy of Airbnb
Would you spend a night inside a Blockbuster? What would be your dream Airbnb experience? Share them with us in the comments!