No more evenings wandering around Blockbuster amidst popcorn-y carpet smells and confusion about which recent movies are worth taking home. The video rental company is apparently getting ready to file for bankruptcy nextÂ month.Â The idea is to shed bricks-and-mortar stores during bankruptcy,Â and those expensive leases along with them.Â Blockbuster could still emerge from the ashes with branded kiosks, like Redbox has. And the company will expand in digital space.
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