Blockbuster to Liquidate Stores Nov. 1410 Nov, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Iconic brand takes to social media, Web to thank customers and staff
Blockbuster LLC will begin liquidating all of its non-franchise stores beginning Nov. 14, selling all DVD and Blu-ray Disc movies and TV shows in inventory. The chain stopped renting discs Nov. 9. About 50 franchise stores will remain in operation, in addition to streaming service Blockbuster@Home.
Blockbuster during the weekend posted messages on its Facebook page thanking customers and employees for carrying the movie rental brand for decades.
“To anyone that ever rented a movie or video game from Blockbuster, thank you so much for your patronage and allowing us to help you make it a 'Blockbuster Night.'”
"To all of our employees over the years, thank you very much for your hard work and your love of movies. We have received many stories about how you helped make the Blockbuster experience so special."
Meanwhile, Blockbuster lives on digitally. Parent Dish Network Nov. 10 upped marketing efforts for Blockbuster@Home. It is now giving 12 free transactional video-on-demand movie rentals and three months of Blockbuster@Home streaming service with satellite TV subscription. Plans begin at $19.99 per month.