People Are Making 'Free Blockbusters' To Keep Nostalgic Movie Nights Alive

If you grew up in the '80s and '90s then you know all about Blockbuster video. It was the go-to place on Friday night. There was something magical about scanning the aisles, finding a copy of the movie you wanted to rent, and begging your parents to let you get some junk food to complete your movie night at home.

Sadly, Blockbuster is no more, but that hasn't stopped people from making their own free Blockbusters to bring back nostalgic movie nights.

You've likely seen Free Little Libraries in your neighborhood.

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People build these libraries and place them in their yards, inviting others to take a book or leave a book.

Free Blockbuster, an organization dedicated to reviving the movie rental experience, decided to take the concept of those little free libraries but use DVDs instead of books.

The idea lead to people making their own free Blockbusters.

Some built the boxes themselves from scratch, and others upcycle abandoned newspaper boxes. Once the box is made, all that's left to do is add movies and wait for people to borrow them.

These free Blockbusters have been going viral online.

After one Twitter user tweeted a photo of a free Blockbuster in Minneapolis, people online couldn't resist praising this idea. It certainly brought back a lot of memories of roaming a Blockbuster and remembering to rewind the tape before returning it to the drop box.

People are hoping to see more of these free Blockbusters pop up.

Currently, there are dozens of these free Blockbusters located throughout the United States, and Free Blockbuster is hoping others will be inspired to build their own. That way, more people can have access to some classic entertainment while reliving the thrill of going to an old-school video rental store.