The internet is abuzz with excitement as news of a potential Blockbuster comeback spreads like wildfire. The mere mention of the beloved business has evoked a wave of nostalgia among moviegoers, as the company’s website has mysteriously resurfaced with a couple of cryptic messages.
With the iconic yellow Blockbuster font against the signature blue background, the messages read “Please be kind while we rewind” on mobile and “We are working on rewinding your movie” on desktop. Although no other context was given, it has been revealed that the website is owned by Dish Network, which holds several franchise agreements for the Blockbuster brand.
The Blockbuster chain, once a prominent feature of the 90s and 2000s, declared bankruptcy over a decade ago, resulting in the closure of over 9,000 stores. Today, only one store remains in Bend, Oregon, with a documentary chronicling its survival.
As speculation continues to mount, fans can’t help but wonder if the Blockbuster brand is set to make a triumphant return. While the details remain shrouded in mystery, enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating what could be a major comeback for this cultural icon.