Blockbuster To Close All Its Remaining Stores

A Blockbuster video store is seen in Miami. Blockbuster announced today that it will close its 300 remaining U.S. stores by early January. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Re "End of Blockbuster near," Business, Nov. 7

When I rented VHS movies from Blockbuster, the cartridges carried funny reminders telling customers to rewind their tapes.

They included: "To play is human. To rewind is divine!," "Be a friend. Rewind when you reach the end," and "Just to remind, please rewind. Thanks. The end."

Blockbuster had been struggling in the DVD and video-game rental business thanks to the growth of Redbox and Internet-streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube.

But we'll remember the big yellow-and-blue stores famous for their movie-ticket logo.

R.I.P., Blockbuster.

Paul Bacon

Hallandale Beach, Fla.

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