The 91 remaining Blockbuster UK stores will all close by December 16 resulting in 808 job losses, the retailer’s administrator has revealed.

Blockbuster joint administrators Simon Thomas and Nick O’Reilly of Moorfields Corporate Recovery said it had proved impossible to find a buyer of the business as a going concern.

All stock will be cleared by December 15 in a Sale with discounts of up to 90%.

Blockbuster UK plunged into administration in October for the second time this year. After collapsing in January it was acquired in March by restructuring specialist Gordon Brothers, but difficulties in securing a licensing agreement to use the Blockbuster name online made a turnaround impossible.

The administrators said: “It is with regret that we have to make today’s announcement. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a buyer for the group as a going concern and as a result had to take the regrettable action to close the remaining stores.”

At the time of its collapse into administration in October, Blockbuster employed 2,000 people and had 264 stores.


Blockbuster store closure list
Aberdeen (Great Northern Road)
Aldershot (High Street)
Ashton Under Lyne (Wellington Road)
Aylesbury (Parton Road)
Ayr(Burns Statue Square)
Barnstaple (North Walk)
Basildon (Heron Retail Pk)
Bicester (The Causeway)
Birmingham (Acocks Green)
Blackwood (Blackwood Retail Pk)
Bournemouth (Wimbourne Rd)
Bradford (Greengates)
Brecon (High Street)
Bridport (East Street)
Bristol (Winterstoke Road)
Bury (Bolton Road)
Caerphilly (Piccadilly Square)
Cannock (Church Street)
Cardiff (Cowbridge Rd)
Carterton (Alvescot Rd)
Castle Bromwich (Chester Road)
Chatham (Clover Street)
Chelmsford (Burgundy Court)
Chester (Broughton)
Chesterfield (Alma Leisure Park)
Chippenham (Foundry Lane)
Chorley (George Street)
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Coalville (Marlborough Square)
Colchester (Sheepen Rd)
Corby (Alexandra Road)
Coventry(Tile Hill Lane)
Darlington (Grange Road)
Doncaster (Sprot/York Road)
Dumfries (Castle Street)
Dunstable (West Street)
Eastbourne (Pevensey Bay Rd)
Ely (High Street)
Exeter (Cowick St)
Felixstowe (Crescent Rd)
Gosport (Stoke Rd)
Gravesend (West Street)
Grimsby (Lower Spring St)
Hartlepool (Marina Way)
Hull (Humberside)
Kirkintilloch (Cowgate)
Leicester (Narborough Road)
Leighton Buzzard (Bossard)
Letchworth (Eastcheap)
Leyland (Churchill Way)
Lincoln (Carlton Centre)
Llanelli (Parc Trostre)
Lower Earley (Chalfont Way)
Lowestoft (North Quay Retail Park)
Macclesfield (King Edward Rd)
Maidstone (Week Street)
Manchester (Fallowfield)
Market Harborough (High St)
Melton Mowbray (Ntnghm St)
Milton Keynes (Barnsdale Drive)
Newark (Lombard Street)
Newcastle (West Denton)
Newmarket (High St)
Newton Abbot (Queen St)
Northampton (Kingsthorpe Shopp)
Northwich (Kingsmead)
Northwood (Eastbury Road)
Nottingham (Long Eaton)
Ormskirk (Two Saints Retail Park)
Plymouth (New George St)
Poole (Ashley Rd)
Portsmouth (London Road)
Preston (Corporation St)
Rosyth (Queensferry Rd)
Runcorn (Trident Park)
Sheffield (Berkley Precinct)
Sheffield (Crystal Peaks)
Sittingbourne (The Forum)
Stevenage (Monkswood Way)
Sunderland (Tyne & Wear)
Telford (Rampart Way)
Tewkesbury (High Street)
Tonbridge (The Pavillion)
Torquay (Union Street)
Totton (Commercial Rd)
Wallingford (St Mrtins St)
Willenhall (Armstrong Way)
Witney (Langdale Court)
Woodford Grn (The Brdwy)
Worcester (Shrub Lane)
Wrexham (Holt Street)
York (Acomb)