– Blockbuster joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O'Reilly
It is with regret that we have to make today's announcement, we appreciate this is a difficult time for all concerned and would like to thank staff for their professionalism and support over the past month.
Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a buyer for the group as a going concern and as a result had to take the regrettable action to close the remaining stores.
The remaining 91 Blockbuster stores will cease operating by Monday, with the loss of 808 jobs, it has been announced.
The chain had 264 stores and a 2,000-strong workforce when it went into administration last month but these have now all disappeared as a series of phased closures were announced.
All remaining UK Blockbuster stores are to close within days after administrators were unable to find a buyer.