- Four of the few remaining
- Now, there are fewer than 10 Blockbuster locations still open in the US.
- Three of the handful of remaining Blockbuster locations are in Alaska, where long winters and slow WiFi help keep a couple of stores open.
Blockbuster isn't extinct quite yet — but it is getting closer.
While roughly a dozen Blockbusters remained open across the US in 2017, at least four have already closed this year.
If you drive through Alaska, Blockbuster's iconic blue-and-yellow signs may grab your eye.
You can't miss the distinctive sign.
This location in Anchorage is still open for business.
And it appears the membership cards haven't changed at all.
Inside, everything looks the same, with rows and rows of movies.
On the plus side, Blockbuster is renting DVDs now, so you won't have to rewind the tapes before returning them.
And yes, it has new releases ...
... alongside some older options.
Alaska's long, snowy winters make curling up to watch a video rental a tempting proposition.
Until recently, there was even a Blockbuster in North Pole — a small city near Fairbanks, about 1,700 miles south of the geographic North Pole.
The North Pole Blockbuster unfortunately closed in March.
There is a dwindling handful of Blockbusters outside of Alaska.
The Blockbuster in Edinburg, Texas, was apparently the last location in the state before it closed in January.
There are a couple left in Washington.
Still, these endangered Blockbusters can't stay open forever.
So if you want to visit the video-rental chain before it goes extinct, you better start preparing for your road trip.