A Blockbuster store November 15, 2006 in New York City.

It’s Friday. Long gone are those fun trips on a Friday night to Blockbuster in hopes that the big new release of the week was still in stock and hadn’t been rented out yet. You’d do that walk up to the wall, scan the alphabetical list of movies and hope there was a DVD or VHS behind that cover box. Remember the joy you felt when you got that last one?

Unfortunately, I don’t own a DeLorean to go back in time, but you can experience a miniature version of the experience in St. Pete. “Little Free Blockbuster” brings the nostalgia and a chance for you to swap movies. They are about the size of newspaper vending machines. You’ll spot them easily as they have that classic Blockbuster blue and yellow color scheme. They just ask when you take one, you leave another behind.

Please be kind and rewind. Actually, leave the VHS tapes in the attic. These boxes just store DVDs. You’ll find the box at Kingston St. North between 34th and 36th Avenue. [Source: I Love The Burg]

20 Movies That Turn 25 In 2023

  • 1. There's Something About Mary

  • 2. Rush Hour

  • 3. Armageddon

  • 4. Doctor Dolittle

  • 5. The Truman Show

  • 6. The Parent Trap

  • 7. Saving Private Ryan

  • 8. The Rugrats Movie

  • 9. Blade

  • 10. Antz

  • 11. The Wedding Singer

  • 12. Belly

  • 13. How Stella Got Her Groove Back

  • 14. Star Trek: Insurrection

  • 15. The Players Club

  • 16. Godzilla

  • 17. Mulan

  • 18. A Bug’s Life

  • 19. Star Trek: Insurrection

  • 20. Enemy of the State

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