Blockbuster video stores closing for good

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- On Sunday, dozens of people showed up to rent movies at a metro Blockbuster store, a chore that happens weekly for some families, only to find their favorite video rental chain would no longer be taking their business.

"This was our entertainment for Sunday night and now it's gone," said one customer who arrived to find the store's doors locked. The company, which is owned by Colorado-based DISH network, is expected to continue an online streaming service despite shutting down the traditional retail outlet.

"I've got a whole bunch of blockbuster cases now that I won't want to let go of now...I'm going to hold on to them." added another customer.

While most metro area Blockbuster stores are no longer open, some plan to liquidate their merchandise in the next several days as part of the closure.

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