Blockbuster Kicks Off Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' With Midnight Release Parties

Fans of the legendary entertainer can rent or buy the movie, win prizes

Jan 25, 2010, 17:51 ET from Blockbuster

DALLAS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This is it!  Fans of the late King of Pop will beat it to Blockbuster (NYSE: BBI) stores on Monday, Jan. 25, for a thriller of a party celebrating the release of Michael Jackson's "This Is It." A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London is the final performance of an iconic figure.

Blockbuster is all about hot, new releases and nothing is hotter than this movie this week and the amazing look it provides at one of the greatest entertainers of all time. The "This Is It" midnight release parties will provide Michael Jackson fans with an electric environment that reflects the energy and excitement that were the hallmarks of Michael's legendary career.

In 20 cities across the U.S., Jackson fans will gather Monday night for release parties at select Blockbuster stores with the movie available for sale or rent at midnight.  

Scottsdale, AZ  

    Phone: (480) 423-0166

    Location: Scottsdale & Thomas

    Address: 2805 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85257

Seattle, WA

    Phone: (206) 522-9800

    Location: University

    Address: 4715 25th Avenue N. E., Seattle, WA  98105

Thornton, CO  

    Phone: (303) 451-6135

    Location: 120th & Colorado

    Address: 12020 Colorado Blvd., Thornton, CO  80241-3562

San Leandro, CA  

    Phone: (510) 357-5707

    Location: Greenhouse & Hesperian

    Address: 116 Greenhouse Market Place, San Leandro, CA  94579

Temple City, CA  

    Phone: 626-292-6912

    Location: Rosemead & Temple City

    Address: 5809 Rosemead Blvd., Temple City, CA  91780

San Diego, CA        

    Phone: (858) 277-2677

    Location: Balboa & Genesee

    Address: 5620 Balboa Ave. Suite B-101, San Diego, CA  92111

Plano, TX  

    Phone: (972) 378-9132      

    Location: Dallas N. Tollway & Parker      

    Address: 5960 West Parker Road, Ste 298, Plano, TX  75093        

Pearland, TX  

    Phone: (281) 412-2546      

    Location: Pearland/518      

    Address: 8325 Broadway St., #220, Pearland, TX  77581        

Atlanta, GA        

    Phone: (404) 233-1189      

    Location: Brookhaven      

    Address: 3944 Peachtree Rd N.E. Suite B, Atlanta, GA  30319-3304      

Rockville, MD        

    Phone: 301-309-0111      

    Location: Wintergreen      

    Address: 815 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD  20852        

Aventura, FL        

    Phone: (305) 937-0136      

    Location: Aventura      

    Address: 2747 N.E. 193rd Street, Aventura, FL  33180        

Charlotte, NC      

    Phone: (704) 342-1855      

    Location: East Blvd.      

    Address: 1300 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28203        

East Meadow, NY        

    Phone: (516) 357-7235      

    Address: 1959 Front St., East Meadow, NY  11554        

Chicago, IL        

    Phone: (773) 761-0303      

    Location: Western & Touhy      

    Address: 7300 North Western Avenue, #P, Chicago, IL  60645        

Philadelphia, PA        

    Phone: (215) 483-6585      

    Location: Roxboro      

    Address: 7114 Ridge Pike, Philadelphia, PA  19128        

East Boston, MA        

    Phone: (617) 561-6053      

    Location: Border Street        

    Address: 184 Border Street, East Boston, MA  02128        

Royal Oak, MI        

    Phone: (248) 544-3222      

    Location: Woodward & Catalpa      

    Address: 27942 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI  48067-0932        

Eden Prairie, MN        

    Phone: (952) 934-0600      

    Location: Hwy. 5 & Eden Prairie Road      

    Address: 16490 West 78th Street, Eden Prairie, MN  55344        

Fairview Heights, IL      

    Phone: (618) 632-9887              

    Address: 101 Frey Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208        

Medina, OH        

    Phone: (330) 723-2833      

    Location: Medina      

    Address: 1205 North Court Street, Medina, OH  44256

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