300 US Blockbuster stores to close

Press Association
Blockbuster in administration
Blockbuster in administration

The final curtain is falling on about 300 US Blockbuster stores, leaving the once dominant video rental chain with just 50 franchised shops remaining open in the country.

The remaining stores that Dish Network runs in the U.S. will be closed by early January. As part of Dish Network's retreat, Blockbuster's DVD-by-mail service is also shutting down next month.