“Our Blockbuster store is open because of the incredible local community in Bend, and we were grateful to have the support of those beyond our city, as the coronavirus pandemic has affected our business,” she wrote on Airbnb. “To celebrate and pay it forward in this tradition of support, Airbnb will make a donation to the Oregon Center Humanitarian Association, a longtime partner of ours.”
Harding says guests will have the store fully owned, and everything will be thoroughly cleaned between visits, adhering to CDC recommendations.
“We’ve created the perfect complete space with an attractive bed, bean bags and pillow for you to fit in with the ‘new releases’ from the’ 90s,” reads the Airbnb description. “Call a liter of Pepsi two liters before entering a video game, marking your future in a MES game or watching movie after movie. But be careful to recite “Mary Bloody” in the staff bathroom in the break room, as you can simply summon the rumored ghost to follow the store. And help yourself to some NERDS, raisins and popcorn (heavy in butter), but make sure you save space for a few slices.
After sleep, the living room setting will stay on the Blockbuster for a limited time, and customers will be able to control it themselves during store hours.