Blockbuster is Back in Denver… Kind of

By Shawn Patrick on October 24, 2022
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Few things make me miss my childhood more than thinking back on trips to Blockbuster Video. There was something special about looking through all the VHS tapes, finding one to rent, grabbing some, candy, and taking it home to watch. The days of the video store may be long gone, but there is a little piece of Blockbuster back in Denver!

Free Blockbuster,” an organization dedicated to reviving the joy of just popping in a videotape, has opened five locations in Colorado.

The mission was founded in 2018, when a former Blockbuster employee started repurposing abandoned newspaper dispensers into little movie lending libraries. According to their website, “Free Blockbuster is a place where people can leave movies so other people can borrow them. Like those Little Free Libraries where you can take or leave a book, but for VHS tapes and DVDs (and anything else you want to share with your neighbors).”

There are five locations in Colorado, including three in the Denver Metro area. See where they are here. 


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