Half of Blockbuster's UK stores will stay open after a buyer stepped in to save the company from closure.
66 stores to close with more than 900 job losses expected, as chain struggles to hang on in the high street.
The latest speculation on the future of HMV suggests many of them could be turned into town centre convenience stores.
Troubled entertainment retailer HMV has been thrown a lifeline after restructuring firm Hilco bought up the company's debt.
High street video rental chain Blockbuster will shutter 160 of its UK stores following its collapse into administration.