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    Blockbuster Express Coming to Select ExtraMile Locations

     The self-service movie rental kiosks will be popping up in more than 200 stores on the West Coast.

    SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Customers at select ExtraMile locations throughout the West Coast will be able to pick up everything they need for movie night -- including the movie -- now in a one-stop shopping trip.

    According to ExtraMile, Blockbuster Express kiosks will be popping up in some of its convenience stores in western states. By the end of the year, the Chevron-owned company plans to install more than 200 of the kiosks throughout its network.

    Through Blockbuster Express kiosks, customers can rent new releases 28 days before the competition, according to the company, with prices ranging from $2.99 for the first night and $1 for subsequent nights. All other movies are $1 per night. In addition, customers can return the DVDs to any Blockbuster Express kiosk.

    The self-service movie rental kiosks debuted in 2008 as a partnership between Blockbuster Inc. and NCR Corp. The kiosks are in hundreds of locations, including convenience stores, grocery stores and drugstores. Earlier this year, RaceTrac began installing the machines in its convenience stores, with plans to place the kiosks in 309 locations in five states throughout the Southeast, as CSNews Online previously reported.

    And just last week, the grocery-store chain Food Lion revealed it was installing more than 800 Blockbuster Express kiosks across 11 states throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, including its Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's banners, as Progressive Grocer reported.

     

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