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Blockbuster's last in-store movie rental was Seth Rogen's 'This Is the End'
The last movie ever rented from a Blockbuster store couldn't have been a more fitting choice. According to actor Seth Rogen, It was "almost Shakespearean."
The rental chain tweeted a photo Monday confirming that the final Blockbuster rental (of all time, as far as we know) was Rogen's apocalyptic comedy, "This Is the End." The transaction was made at 11 p.m. in Hawaii, according to the tweet.
A few hours later, Rogen retweeted the message, adding, "this is nuts and sad." To a fan who responded, "way to go, Seth. You ------- killed Blockbuster," Rogen wrote, "it's almost Shakespearean."
Continuing his homage to the chain, Rogen tweeted, "The last movie ever rented from a blockbuster was this is the end. In high school I would go hang out at blockbuster every day."
Dish Network, which bought the company in 2011, announced Wednesday it will close its 300 remaining Blockbuster locations by early January. Fifty franchised stores will remain open, however, the Associated Press reports.
Admittedly, I haven't seen "This Is the End" yet, but it's on my Redbox watch list. And that's why Blockbuster is dead.