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Blockbuster's Last Week In Rockland

The final Blockbuster in Rockland will close completely on April 15. Take the poll below and give your two cents in the comments section. What do you think Blockbuster will be replaced by?

 

Come Sunday, the  will be open for the last time. This will mean that there will not be any Blockbusters left in Rockland County, just like the last that closed last week in the hamlet. There are still thousands of items left for Blockbuster's liquidation sale. They are mostly movies, but there are also TV shows, games, poster art and movie snacks. Other items on sale include the DVD shelving racks, filing cabinets and anything else in the store. 

The liquidation sale began and the prices are a bargain. New movies are 60 percent off, used are $2.99 and under. After the place closes, all employees will lose their jobs and as they chat about rumors they hear of Blockbuster's replacement, the name 'Olive Garden' comes up. The landlord will decide what is to become of the building.

The recognizable blue and yellow store was once a leader in video rentals. But today, the economy and other competitors are probably the factors that led to the closure of many Blockbusters.

To compete with Netflix and Redbox, the company offered the Blockbuster Total Access, which gives unlimited rentals by mail, unlimited in-store exchanges, many new releases 28 days before Netflix and Redbox and it includes Blu-ray and video games.

Blockbuster die-hards will need to make the trip to these locations:

  • 385 Washington Avenue, Hillsdale, NJ  07642—(201) 263-0169
  • 530 Kinderkamack, River Edge, NJ  07661—(201) 576-9880
  • 475 State Route 17M, Monroe, NY  10950—(845) 783-6655
  • 1428 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ  07666—(201) 837-9114

Netflix, now struggling as well since in July 2011 the company announced a : Existing customers have the option to have only DVD rentals or only on-demand streaming, whereas before, both options were combined.

Then, there's the option of Redbox, which lets you can rent movies (including Blu-ray) or video games from more than 28,000 locations nationwide. These automated video rental kiosks are often found outside of grocery stores, mass merchant retailers, drugstores, restaurants and convenience stores.

Here are several Redbox Kiosks nearby:

  • —Indoor at 32 South Middletown Road, Nanuet, NY 10954
  • —Indoor at 26 N Middletown Rd, Pearl River, NY 10965
  • ShopRite—Outdoor at 243 Route 59, West Nyack, NY 10994
  • Walmart—Indoor at 250 Route 59, Airmont, NY 10952
  • —Outdoor at 66 N Main St, New City, NY 10956
  • —Indoor at 180 N Main St, New City, NY 10956

Then there's also the alternatives of  borrowing videos from the library or going to the movie theater—whether it's the , or  at the Palisades Center or waiting for the new one at the .

Ken McQuade April 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Blockbusters came to town and drove all the mom and pop dealers out of business. I for one wont cry about blockbusters. RIP
Richard April 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Doesn't anyone proofread these articles before they are posted? This is not well written and that doesn't say much for the Patch brand.
William Demarest (Editor) April 10, 2012 at 11:18 AM
It only seems like yesterday that you would run into everyone from around town at Blockbusters on a Friday or Saturday night.

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