Jeff Labrecque
April 19, 2011 AT 04:58 PM EDT

At the height of Blockbuster’s domination, the video chain had nearly 6,000 locations across the country. But since declaring bankruptcy last September, Blockbuster has seen its stores dwindle to just over 1,700. Now, with the imminent acquisition by Dish Network for $320 million, the Dallas Morning News reports that the new ownership plans to close additional stores — more than a 1,000 — but that approximately 600 locations will remain open. A spokesperson for Dish Network declined to comment, but the report hints that Blockbuster will remain in the movie rental business for the time being.

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