Blockbuster is Back as a Los Angeles Speakeasy

Much to the happiness of many Gen Xers and older Millennials, Blockbuster is back with a pop-up experience in the home of Hollywood, Los Angeles California.

The speakeasy allows guests to come in, get their Blockbuster membership card and peruse the VHS boxes on the shelves. But instead of a video tape, the VHS boxes represent different drinks, from cocktails to beer and wine.

The immersive experience, complete with blue and yellow decor throughout, allows guests to relax on beanbags and even play retro video games.

During its tenure on Melrose Avenue until February 2023, guests will also be able to watch iconic 80s and 90s films while drinking and dining in the garden.

“You’re going to go out and have fun but you’re still experiencing what you did at Blockbuster’s which is essentially renting movies and things of that nature,” expressed Derek Berry, the head of experiences for Bucket Listers.

“So, we came up with this really fun concept and the idea is to transport people back to a better time, a more fun time and if you’re going to go out, go out and have a fun themed night like this.”