Ryan P (@comedyryan1) was surprised to receive a free Blockbuster box as a Christmas gift from his wife.
Ryan said the group sent his wife a kit and she did the rest.
This box was created by the group FreeBlockBuster.org, which aims to provide free movies to people in the same way that free libraries distribute books. The idea for these boxes came from a former Blockbuster worker who repurposed unused newspaper dispensers.
The concept of a free Blockbuster box was extremely popular among the internet, sparking many creative ideas from people on how to improve the experience.
Sharing is the key
Ryan said that nobody had taken any movies yet, when asked if anyone had done so.
Blockbuster was a chain of video rental stores that operated from 1985 to 2013. It was one of the world's largest movie and game rental companies, with over 9,000 stores at its peak.
Customers could rent movies and other media either online or in-store. The company also offered a mail-order DVD and Blu-Ray rental service.
Blockbuster went bankrupt and closed its final stores in 2013. Back in the 90s, Blockbuster was a well-known brand, but it could not compete with streaming services like Netflix, which caused most of its stores to close in 2013.
However, there is one still operating Blockbuster store located in Oregon. And now, there are dozens more across the country thanks to this group.
We wish Ryan the best of luck on his new retro adventure! We hope he and his neighbors have a blast.