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The last Blockbuster rental was so appropriate

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Nov 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-12 14:02:43-05

As Blockbuster says goodbye to an era of Blockbuster nights, it’s going out with one last laugh.

The store chain shared its final movie rental on Twitter Monday, and the customer — who checked out the title from a Hawaii Blockbuster location on November 9 — picked the appropriately titled comedy, “This Is the End.”

The last BLOCKBUSTER rental 11/9 Hawaii 11PM @ThisIsTheEnd #BlockbusterMemories @Sethrogen @JamesFrancoTV @JonahHill

— Blockbuster (@blockbuster) November 11, 2013

The well-reviewed summer flick starred a near comedy club of actors, including Seth Rogen and James Franco, as a group of friends who, during a rager at Franco’s house, find that the world has descended into apocalyptic chaos.

Rogen, who also co-wrote and co-directed the comedy, got a little nostalgic after seeing his film being named the final Blockbuster rental.

“This is nuts and sad,” the 31-year-old tweeted. “In high school I would go hang out at Blockbuster every day.”

Yet come January, high school-aged kids will no longer be able to use their local Blockbuster as a meet-up spot. The remaining 300 stores in the U.S. are being shuttered by the DISH Network, which bought the company in 2011.

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