November 12th, 2013
10:25 AM ET
The last Blockbuster rental was so appropriate
As Blockbuster says goodbye to an era of Blockbuster nights, it's going out with one last laugh.
The store chain shared its final movie rental on Twitter Monday, and the customer - who checked out the title from a Hawaii Blockbuster location on November 9 - picked the appropriately titled comedy, "This Is the End."
The well-reviewed summer flick starred a near comedy club of actors, including Seth Rogen and James Franco, as a group of friends who, during a rager at Franco's house, find that the world has descended into apocalyptic chaos.
Rogen, who also co-wrote and co-directed the comedy, got a little nostalgic after seeing his film being named the final Blockbuster rental.
"This is nuts and sad," the 31-year-old tweeted. "In high school I would go hang out at Blockbuster every day."
Yet come January, high school-aged kids will no longer be able to use their local Blockbuster as a meet-up spot. The remaining 300 stores in the U.S. are being shuttered by the DISH Network, which bought the company in 2011.
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