"It's tough to tell the customers, it really is", Kevin Daymude, general manager at the DeBarr, Anchorage, location, told the newspaper.
According to Deadline, the stores officially close on Monday, but will sell off their remaining inventory from Tuesday until the end of August.
The closures come just two months after the host of HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" sent a jockstrap worn by Russell Crowe in the 2005 movie "Cinderella Man" to the Anchorage store, which displayed it in an effort to ramp up business. Despite the fact both locations are still pulling a profit, owner Alan Payne says it no longer makes sense to renew either store's leases, which expire in August.
The last store standing in the video rental apocalypse, however, is in Bend, Oregon. With the closure of the Alaska location, only a single store will remain in the U.S.
"I go out at 6-7 o'clock in the morning buying the new movies, getting what people want, trying to stay relevant and keep our customers happy", she told CNN.
"Alaska had always been - I always thought they'd outlast us", she said. "Last two Blockbusters in Alaska are closing". There were many of these stores, but one of the most profitable and famous was Blockbuster Video. We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it's just to say 'Hello.' What a great time to build your media library and share some Blockbuster memories with us.
The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010 and parent firm Dish Network started closing United States stores in 2013.
Blockbuster formally closed all company-owned stores by January 2014, leaving franchisees to fend for themselves. Blockbuster then peaked in 2004 with an incredible 9,094 stores worldwide ... and then quickly plummeted to declare bankruptcy in 2010. Thank you for sticking by us throughout all these years.
"We regret to inform you that our North Pole store will be closing", Blockbuster Alaska wrote on its Facebook page.
But their survival lasted longer in Alaska, with some crediting expensive internet as a factor in keeping many people renting videos rather than streaming. Slowly but surely, Blockbuster began to fade away like Thanos performed the "Snap" on all of the store's locations.