If you grew up in the ’90s or had children who did, chances are you spent many weekends and school holidays browsing the shelves in your local Blockbuster.
Well the last one in Sydney, Blockbuster Mount Annan, is about to close its doors forever.
The store announced on its Facebook page that it is now in it’s final days and ever ex-rental is being sold for just $2 each.
Adrian and Helen Smith have operated the video shop at Mount Annan Marketplace for nearly 20 years.
The store opened during the video rental heyday – when the region was home to many rental stores across Ingleburn, Minto, Campbelltown, Tahmoor, Narellan, Bradbury, Camden and Mount Annan.
“I think there has been a real generational change compared to 10-15 years ago,” Mr Smith said.
“There’s the convenience of digital downloads, Foxtel, Stan and Netflix – even Youtube.
“Us little independents just can’t compete.”
Mr Smith said their profit margin had dropped significantly since the late 90s and early 2000s.
He said he was sad to see this era coming to an end.
“It has been a wonderful 16 years,” he said.
“People have been saying that the store was a huge part of their childhood or they remember heading down here on date nights to choose a movie. It’s the end of an era for all of us.”