Today in history: First 'Blockbuster' store opened

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On this day in 1985, the first Blockbuster video store rental opened in Dallas, Texas.

Blockbuster was founded by David Cook, who at the time had owned a computer software business. However, it wasn't until 1988 that the video store truly became a sensation when it became America's number one leading video rental store.

Take a look at Blockbuster through the years:

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Jamie Flores, second right, manager of a Blockbuster store in New York, prepares a sale on Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. Best-known for its video rentals, Blockbuster also sells videos and DVDs, as well as CDs, books and toys. Blockbuster will be open on Christmas Day to facilitate last-minute shopping by customers. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey)
Aneta Kucharska, left, and Spence Bromberg look over the movies for sale at a Dallas Blockbuster store Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002. Blockbuster has become synomous with movie rentals, but most customers go elsewhere to buy videos and DVDs. The chain is responding by remodeling more than 4000 stores to put sales racks front and center. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
A Blockbuster video rental store is shown in Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004. Viacom Inc. announced that it plans to shed its controlling stake in Blockbuster, and take a $1.3 billion charge to write down the value of the business. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Chelsea Burns returns a video to a Dallas Blockbuster outlet before noon on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 to avoid late fees. After Jan. 1, 2005, Blockbuste Inc. plans to eliminate late fees on games and movies. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
A customer enters a Blockbuster video store in Newark, N.J., Friday, Feb. 18, 2005. The state of New Jersey filed a consumer-protection lawsuit Friday charging that Blockbuster Inc. failed to disclose key terms in it's advertised end of late fees policy, including that overdue rentals are automatically converted to a sale on the eighth day after the due date. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
A customer looking at rental videos is seen through the window of a Blockbuster video store in Newark, N.J., Friday, Feb. 18, 2005. The state of New Jersey filed a consumer-protection lawsuit Friday charging that Blockbuster Inc. failed to disclose key terms in it's advertised end of late fees policy, including that overdue rentals are automatically converted to a sale on the eighth day after the due date. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)
Customers enter a Blockbuster video outlet in Dallas, Sunday evening, Aug. 7, 2005. On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 the video rental company said it fell to a loss in the second quarter after eliminating late fees cut into its overall revenue. In the latest three-month period, Blockbuster's loss was $57.2 million, or 31 cents per share, compared with income of $48.6 million, or 27 cents, the year before. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
A marquee announcing new releases, including Dimension Films' "Sin City," just 4 1/2 months from the end of its initial theatrical run, is seen at a Blockbuster Video store in Los Angeles Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005. A lackluster summer box office and slowing demand for DVDs have reignited a long-simmering disagreement between Hollywood studios and theater owners over how fast films go from the megaplex to Wal-Mart. Studios increasingly dependent on lucrative home video revenue are releasing movies on DVD faster than ever. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
A customer looks at a selection of films for at the Blockbuster Video store in Los Angeles Thursday, March 9, 2006. Blockbuster Inc. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter profit increased significantly as the video rental company cut costs, offsetting a revenue decline amid a drop-off in rentals and elimination of late fees. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
A customer walks through a Blockbuster store in Trooper, Pa., on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007. Movie rental company Blockbuster Inc. said Tuesday its fourth-quarter earnings declined 28 percent on increased operating costs. (AP Photo/George Widman)
People walk into a Blockbuster video rental store in Dallas, Tuesday evening, July 24, 2007. Blockbuster Inc. said Thursday, July 26, 2007 it swung to a second-quarter loss as the video rental company spent heavily on its online business to compete with rival Netflix Inc. Its shares fell more than 3 percent. (AP Photo/Ron Heflin)
A customer holds her membership card outside the Blockbuster video store in Woodmere, Ohio, on Friday, May 9, 2008. Consumer electronics retailer Circuit City Stores said Friday that it will allow Blockbuster to review its books in connection with the video-rental chain's bid to buy the company. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
A Blockbuster store is seen in Barre, Vt., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. Troubled video-rental chain Blockbuster Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and said Thusrday, Sept. 23, it plans to keep stores and kiosks open as it reorganizes. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
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For the next 25 years, Blockbuster became the go-to source for all your VHS needs. Except when you made the trip and found out someone already rented your movie...that was the absolute worst!

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In honor of the opening of Blockbuster, below is a rough guide of our thoughts when we visiting Blockbuster.

1.) Today's the day! You are going to Blockbuster and you are going to rent your fav movie. Nothing can go wrong.



2.) You pull up to the store and there is literally nothing that can ruin this moment for you.

3.) You walk in and head straight for the Disney Classics section because you are renting "The Lion King" for the 9th time.

4.) You get to the section and find out someone has already rented it and try to play it cool.

5.) You suck it up and decide to go with your second choice and equally as much a classic: "Jumanji."

6.) You're about to get in line and try not to be too distracted by the endless amounts of candy, because otherwise, this will happen.



7.) Finally, you get to the front of the line, hand them your Blockbuster card and are on your way home!

It's safe to say, this was a normal occurrence for any Blockbuster card holder. Oh, to walk through a Blockbuster again...those were the the days!

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 7: Product shot of Nintendo 64 game system with games and controller is photographed December 7, 1996 in New York City. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
Two boys face off in a game of Pokemon on two Nintendo Gameboy Color handhelds that are interconnected on Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in San Diego for the nationwide preview of the new Nintendo 64 game Pokemon Snap. Nearly 300 kids showed up at the park to try the new game and take part in a Safari looking for Pokemon characters. In Pokemon Snap, players go on a 3d safari on their computers to photograph the different characters to win the game. (AP Photo/Fred Greaves)
Tyler, right, and his friend George, both six of Scituate, Mass., hold up their favorite Pokemon trading cards, in Scituate, Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999. Hasbro, the world's second largest toy manufacturer, has acquired Wizards of the Coast, maker of Pokemon trading cards, for $325 million. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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FRANCE - JUNE 01: The 'Pogs' invade schoolyards in France in June, 1995. (Photo by Xavier ROSSI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
1998: Sharp MD MiniDisc player. (Photo by John B. Carnett/Bonnier Corporation via Getty Images)
R. J. Milano, McDonald's assistant vice president for marketing, displays Monday, May 18, 1998, in Oak Brook, Ill., some of the 240 million Teenie Beanie Babies the fast food chain will sell for $1.59 with a food purchase. McDonald's was stung by criticism last year when they ran out of the stuffed critters. (AP Photo/Peter Barreras)
Bandai Co. Ltd. employee Ryoko Tabuchi shows "tamagotchi," latest hit products of the Japanese toy maker at its Tokyo headquarters Friday, Jan. 24, 1997. An electronic image grows from a chick to an adult bird on the screen of the 1,980-yen (US$16.6) egg-shaped device as its owner take care of it just like a pet by feeding, soothing and cleaning its nest with pressing buttons until its death. Bandai, that announced their merger with the Japan's largest amusement equipment maker Sega Enterprises Ltd. Thursday and have sold 350,000 "tamagocchi" since it hit the Japanese market last November, plan to produce 3 million more by April. (AP Photo/Atsushi Tsukada)
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Super Mario video game series, operates his latest blockbuster product, Super Mario 64, in his office at the Nintendo Co. headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, Feb. 6, 1997. "I'm so glad I work for a toy-maker," Miyamoto, 44, says "I view the company as a patron and sponsor." (AP Photo/Atsushi Tsukada)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 7: A little girl plays with her 'slap wrap bracelets' December 7, 1990 in New York City. The bracelets are made of flexible stainless steel sealed with a fabric or plastic cover. The bracelet can be straightened out, making tension within the springy metal bands. The straightened bracelet is then slapped against the wearer's forearm, causing the bands to spring back into a curve that wraps around the wrist, securing the bracelet to the wearer. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
JUNE 1996: NASCAR Cup star Jeff Gordon graces the cover of TV Guide covering the week of June 22-28. (Photo by ISC Images & Archives via Getty Images)
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