Everything is 10 years behind in Alaska—including the way people see movies. In three stores across the coldest state in the union, Blockbuster captured the imagination of its residents long after the company ceased operations around the rest of the country. But now, the late fees are finally coming due, and the end of the Blockbuster era is upon us.
The manager of one of the last Blockbuster video rental stores (just Google it, children, if you really don't remember VCRs) laments the loss of human connection the store provided, something precious in an area where internet speeds make streaming movies next to impossible. A great read about a bygone era.