Hope for Blockbusters stores in Ripley and Alfreton

Things are looking brighter for Blockbusters film and video game rental stores in Alfreton and Ripley –after company bosses announced plans to branch out into music and books.

The rental chain was last month acquired by Gordon Brothers Europe saving 2,000 jobs and 264 stores and also plans to increase promotional offers. Stores have been offering film rentals at £1.99 per title over the bank holiday weekend.

Managing director Gary Warren, said: “We are committed to supporting all of our 264 stores and hope to eventually grow the business and create jobs in the local area.”