LOOK: Did The Twin Falls Blockbuster Video Ever Really Leave?
If you ever need proof for your young kids that there was a time we had to leave the house to get a copy of a movie we wanted to watch, Twin Falls still has a remnant of that history. Every time I drive down Blue Lakes I see the old Blockbuster building and wonder why you can still see the letters from the original sign on the exterior.
You Can Still See The Twin Falls Blockbuster Sign 13 Years After it Closed
The Twin Falls Blockbuster Video is now a Colortyme business and has been since at least 2011. In looking through the Google street view history you can see that between 2008 and 2011 Blockbuster disappeared (well, except for the remnants of the sign) and became Colortyme. You can see the changes over time in the pictures below, and keep reading to find out why the letters were never covered.
Memories Of Twin Falls Last Blockbuster Video
Has the building never been painted in nearly 15 years? I can’t see the remnants of the signage on the street side of the building, so I have to assume they painted it at some point and placed the Colortyme sign over it. There’s actually a distinct line on the building where it looks like they stopped painting so it wouldn’t cover the Blockbuster letters.
But to be sure, I called Colortyme to see if leaving the Blockbuster letters was on purpose. The employee I talked to told me the property owners just never painted over it and that up until about last year they still had old DVD and VHS display racks in the back room.
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