Be kind, please rewind — and enjoy a "socially-distanced movie night" in the last physical Blockbuster on the planet.
Things being 'out' had a knock-on effect, of course. One of those things that seemed trivial at the time, but had a huge impact on the way we consume movies. Because if you hit the video shop on a Saturday night, you sure as hell weren't going to be able to pick up a copy of that week's big release unless you were insanely lucky.
I've trawled through Amazon to see once and for all the true colours of the biggest films released last year...
Warning: This tribute to Blockbuster video stores may make you nostalgic for the Eighties. Or at least the art of returning
It's around this time each year that invitations start coming in from the studios wishing to build excitement for their big summer films.
Back in the early 90s, I was a person who wanted to make movies. People who wanted to make movies tended to go and work in video stores whilst waiting for that elusive big break to come. Not one to buck the trend, I worked in Blockbuster.
The pacing of the film is a big improvement and the narrative wastes no time in getting into gear. The opening scene set in a dank, fetid drinking hole, shows Gandalf convincing Thorin to take a Hobbit with him on his quest to reclaim his homeland from Smaug.
Blockbuster is set to end its DVD and games rentals from this weekend as its 153 remaining stores face the axe with the loss
BlockBuster customers who had pre-ordered (and paid for) a PlayStation 4 were left stranded after the company fell into administration
Blockbuster Entertainment's new owner has said it is putting the DVD and computer games rental chain into administration