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Final Act for Dumfries Blockbuster

By Potomac Local March 21, 2011 1:30 pm

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The Blockbuster Video store on U.S. 1 in Dumfries is closing.

Dumfries, Va. — Call it a sign of the home entertainment times. The Blockbuster Video store on U.S. 1 in Dumfries is closing, leaving behind what once was a destination for those who opted to watch a movie and eat a bowl of popcorn at home.

The last day for the store to open is April 10, and employee told us, and while you can no longer rent movies and video games there you can buy them.

When you walk in the door, previously viewed films in paper covers sits near the front of the store. Each sells for $3.99. Titles that come in cases are 2 dollars more.

The store’s closing comes about two weeks after the company announced it would be sold for $290 million. During the sale, the company’s stores would continue to operate as normal.

A Blockbuster Video store remains open in North Stafford, as do stores in Woodbridge, Lake Ridge and Dale City.

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