Blockbuster launched first UK store in 1989

  • Blockbuster was founded in 1982 and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas.
  • It has over 2,500 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.
  • The first Blockbuster store in the UK opened in March 1989 in Walworth Road, London.
  • In September 2002, Blockbuster UK introduced its online DVD rental service.

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160 Blockbuster stores to close

Blockbuster's administrators have confirmed they will close 129 stores, in addition to the 31 already announced. The company has 528 stores employing 4,190 staff.