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local and from the same household up to four people. >> that sounds like something that would like be in your dream or something, you wish you could do. spend the night in a blockbuster video. >> well, yeah, you get access to every movie on the shelf. you can pick whatever you want. >> reporter: call it the newest release in the blockbuster franchise, the chain that once boasted 9,000 stores with that catchy jingle. ♪ what a difference . good morning, postal peril, >> we first visited the bend store in 2018 when it became the an alarming from the u.s. postal last blockbuster in america. >> we're here visiting bend and service from states all across the country that they may not have all of their mail-in my friend said they have the last blockbuster, you have to get a picture. ballots delivered in time to be >> there's something nostalgic counted for the 2020 election. about it. >> we constantly have people top democrats demanding a investigation after the coming in going how are you still here. postmaster general, a trump ally >> reporter: even during a pandemic, wistful customers are eliminated overtime for many keeping the place busy. workers. former president obama slamming now as a thank you, this bb will president trump. >> what we've never seen before become an airbnb to truly make is a president say i'm going to it a blockbuster night. try to actively kneecap the for "today," joe fryer. nbc news. >> sign me up, i just want to postal service to encourage sit all night and watch every
voting. >> as joe biden picks up a major movie in there. >> yeah, it looks so cool that endorsement from the people on the front lines who deliver the room, and it just takes me back to my childhood and how excited secretary of state about what you would get to go to will happen inside that key blockbuster. >> you got to break out the vcr. battleground state. >> you got to break out the vcr. remember that one family dire warning, a new report showing the white house is concerned about georgia's rise hey jerry! hey! in coronavirus cases saying the i didn't know you feed bubbles cat chow. yeah, you give molly blue buffalo huh? state is not doing enough to molly devours it. i love their ingredients. slow the spread and urging a like what? statewide mask mandate while the governor gets set to sign an cat chow is pretty similar i think. executive order today that will tell local leaders they can require masks in their communities but cannot force businesses to comply. ok, but blue's more expensive. sweltering, extreme heat i did the math. blue's less than 15 cents more a day. hitting nearly 90 million people we're switching to blue bubbles! this weekend from texas to washington state, temperatures in many places expected in the triple digits. phoenix could get up to 112 degrees, and california implements rolling power blackouts for the first time in ♪ nearly a decade to avoid a mass outage. dylan's tracking it all. those stories, plus, taking
on the media, meghan markle you try to stay ahead of the but scrubbing still takes time. opens up about the harsh public now there's powerwash dish spray glare she's been this since she it's the faster way to clean as you go just spray, wipe and rinse married prince harry. >> there's so much toxicity out it cleans grease five times faster there in what is being referred dawn powerwash. spray, wipe, rinse. to my husband and i talk about it often, this economy for attention. >> her message and hopes for change today, saturday, august ...into one delicious cereal? 15th, 2020. it took a lot of branstorming. get it? kellogg's raisin bran crunch. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with peter two scoops of delicious. alexander, kristen welker, and ♪ dylan dreyer. >> good morning, and welcome to ♪ "today," and thank you so much however you go back walmart's got your back. for joining us on this saturday morning. peter and dylan, it's great to ♪ be with in what is going to be a a reason. now there's skyrizi. 3 out of 4 people achieved 90% clearer skin 150 million americans over the next week expected to see at 4 months after just 2 doses. temperatures topping 90 degrees, izi may increase 4 people your risk of infectionsin dylan. >> yeah, good morning, guys. and lower your ability to fight them. it's nice to see you, and yeah, before treatment, your doctor should check you we could see more than 100 for infections and tuberculosis. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms,
records broken out west in the next several days, so that is such as fever, sweats, chills, muscle aches, or coughs. something we'll get to in just a few minutes. or if you plan to or recently received a vaccine. >> all right. thank you for that, dylan, but ♪ nothing is everything. first we do want to get to our top story, major concerns this ask your dermatologist morning over how to conduct the about skyrizi. 2020 election in the middle of a pandemic. today states from coast to coast are being warned that millions of mail-in ballots might not be delivered in time to be counted for the election, and it comes as former president obama and other democrats are claiming the president is intentionally crippling the postal service to suppress the vote. nbc's white how the correspondent kelly o'donnell is traveling with the president. she's near his new jersey golf estate with the very latest. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, kristen, here's what's at stake if you plan to vote by mail, will your ballot be sent and returned in time to be counted. the postal warning many states that the deadline they set may come too late to get the job done. that is causing a lot of
concerns. all this as the president delivered a bit of the campaign trail to his own front door at his trump branded golf club. what looked like a trump rally downsized. held outside the clubhouse of the president's private new jersey golf resort friday night. a few hundred members of a new york police union gathered close together as their association endorsed him. >> the brave men and women as you know of new york city's finest, i've admired you my whole life. >> reporter: the president attacking the new democratic ticket over law and order. >> joe biden and kamala, they always say ka ma la, harris have a plan to spread this mayhem to every community in america. >> new alarm bells going off over the fate of mail-in votiin under fire from the president. >> absentee good, universal mail-in, very bad.
>> reporter: at the request is now examining big reorganizational moves made by the postmaster general, a trump campaign donor. dejoy defended his changes but acknowledged unintended consequences like mail delays. nbc news has confirmed that the postal service has delivered a warning to at least 22 states including key election battlegrounds that higher demand could put votes at risk. that ballots requested near the deadline under state law will not be returned by mail in time to be counted. former president obama says this goes too far. >> what we've never seen before is a president say i'm going to try to actively kneecap the postal service to encourage voting. >> reporter: and in another new development, the postal service is saying it will stop removing blue mailboxes from city sidewalks and street corners
after social media was abuzz in key states especially seeing mailboxes removed. they're saying they won't do any of that nationwide until after the election when they'll assess where they need those boxes to be. kristen. >> all right, kelly o'donnell in new jersey, thank you, kelly. >> let's bring in frank la rose, he is the secretary of state in the bat ground state of ohio. ask your dermatologist television that is educational and informational. 're watching thank you for being with us this the more you know on nbc. morning. your state, ohio, was one of those states receiving a letter from the u.s. postal service saying that it may not be able narrator: today on "vets saving pets", harley the st. bernard is to meet the deadlines for those having some serious missteps... mail-in ballots to be received karen: about a month ago, she wasn't walking right. and delivered on time. dr. james: this surgery is this dog's only chance. you've expressed concerns about something not great is going on right here. that. can you reassure ohs how narrator: ...these puppies are all ears for dr. cochrane... yvonne: what i'm looking for is any signs of deafness in my confident you are that all those votes sent on time will be puppies. counted. dr. cochrane: so this puppy hears in both ears. >> you know, if you send your narrator: ...and this kitten named loki has a mischievous absentee ballot in and have it heart. postmarked until november 2nd, dr. williams: so basically, i'm hearing a five out of six we have up to ten days until after the election to receive murmur, which is usually something that's associated with it. what we need to resure every what we would call a congenital defect.
narrator: with over 20,000 patients each year, this is one oh ohioan is do not delay. we're mailing an absentee request in a few weeks. 7.8 milli 7.8 million registered voters are going to get that in their mailbox they should return it right away. >> let's talk about your primary. you delayed your primary in march, switched over to almost entirely mail-in ballots. you know that this comes as president trump has been mailing against mail-in ballots. he says it leads to widespread fraud, despite the fact there's no evidence of that. let me put the question to you, did you see evidence of widespread fraud in your primary? >> absolutely not. not in ohio. our absentee ballot program is trustworthy. republicans and democrats have trusted it for over 20 years. our bipartisan county boards of election administer it. we don't permit ballot harvesting. we allow voters to track their ballots so they can make sure it's received.
oh ohioans trust this process. >> mr. secretary, ohio has set up drop boxes, one in each of the state's 88 counties for folks who want to drop their ballot as opposed to mailing it in right now. 88 counties, some of these are pretty big counties, some of them more than a million people live in there right now. is that enough, and why not perhaps add more to make it easier and safer and more secure for folks to do it? >> peter, the best plan is to get a stamp and mail euyour balt in. i asked our state legislature to authorize me the ability to provide postage paid envelopes. we could have done that with cares act dollars but the state legislature wouldn't authorize it. you're right, drop boxes are available. i expanded drop boxes in ohio. a few months ago there were only a handful in the state. now every county has them. i'd love to see more. as an executive office holder i've got to carry out the law, not make it. the state legislature has not authorized us to further expand
the drop box program. that's a great backup plan. but the first priority should be mailing in your absentee ballot as soon as you can. >> i know you already had a message for voters, but just put a fine point on it. what do voters need to do to help make sure their ballots are received on time and are counted. >> voting is an important right and a responsibility. i spent ten years in the military. i saw people risk their lives in foreign countries to cast a ballot. all we're asking you to do in ohio is make sure you don't dra. take the responsibility to send in your absentee ballot request. track your ballot, go online and by the way, since you've already voted, sign up to be 35,000 ohioans to sign up for this duty so we can make sure election day voting is available for all who want to use that as well. >> ohio secretary of state, we appreciate your time this morning. thank you. >> thank you. meanwhile, in the midst of all of this, joe biden picked up
the endorsement of the national association of letter carriers on friday just a few days before he formally accepts the democratic party's nomination for president virtually. ali vitali is in biden's home of wilmington, delaware. she's been all over this story this week. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, kristen, a full week for joe biden with several events announcing his running mate kamala harris. two days before the democratic national convention, the two are gearing up for a general election campaign that few candidates have experienced before. >> the newly minted democratic ticket. >> we're going to make this official official. >> signing the paperwork to receive the democratic nomination for president and vice president next week. >> ready, set, go. >> reporter: it caps off a week of hammering president trump's handling of the pandemic, channelling roosevelt on the path forward. >> overcome an immediate crisis was just job one, but job two is to build back better than
before. that's the task before us. >> reporter: the public health crisis a focal point of their electoral pitch, from mask wearing. >> we need a clear message from the very top of our federal government that everyone needs to wear a mask in public. >> reporter: to defending vote by mail. the national association of letter carriers endorsing biden saying the current administration refuses to provide the necessary financial relief that would strengthen the agency during this pandemic. meanwhile, harris ignoring a week's worth of attacks. >> i'm in this race to win with that guy right there, and we're going to tet get it done. >> the campaign trail is all uncharted territory now, from the running mate rollout to the running mate herself, harris with an eye on the history books in her first interview since the
pick. >> joe biden had the audacity to choose a black woman to be his running mate. how incredible is that? he has pushed forward something that might have otherwise taken decades. >> reporter: kristen, wilmington has become a sort of accidental hub for convention action because so much of the dnc is now virtual, we're going to see speeches from major politicians across the country including from here in wilmington. this is where joe biden and kamala harris both will give their convention speeches. kristen. >> i will be joining you in delaware tomorrow. thank you for that. nbc news will have complete coverage of the democratic national convention monday through thursday night at 10:00 eastern coming up on a nationw is also taking center stage in the run up to this fall's election. there are more than 5.3 million
cases now, nearly 170,000 deaths here in the u.s., and now the white house is reportedly warning the state of georgia more needs to be done there to slow the spread of covid-19. nbc's blayne alexander is in atlanta this morning with the very latest. blayne, good morning. >> reporter: well, peter, good morning to you. here in georgia, the state health department is pointing to new hospitalizations and new covid cases both of which across the state have gone down over the past week, but this week georgia also reported its highest single day death toll as today the governor prepares to issue a new executive order. this morning a dire new warning from the white house. according to a document obtained by the atlanta journal constitution, the coronavirus task force warnings georgia's current policies are not enough to stop the state's widespread and expanding community viral spread urging leaders to close night clubs, bars, and gyms in high risk counties and implement a statewide mask mandate. this week georgia governor brian
kemp withdrew his lawsuit against atlanta mayor keisha lance bottoms, a legal showdown over atlanta's mask mandate and covid restrictions. in a new executive order today, the governor will allow local leaders to require masks but says they cannot force businesses to comply. it comes amid new concerns in the classroom. in cherokee county, georgia, where students returned to class last week, there are 110 confirmed cases with more than 1,600 quarantined. >> very uneasy feeling. >> reporter: after just one week, hillary porter decided to keep her daughter at home. >> to send your child for six to eight hours a day into a -- what i've heard some people refer to as a war zone with this illness, it just creates a new havoc in your life. >> reporter: nationwide more schools are preparing to welcome students including new york where the nation's largest school districts will open doors with a nurse in every building. and in shell burn, vermont,
students are back in a different kind of classroom. >> this is not what any of us expected but we're trying to use all of our creativity and ingenuity. >> reporter: and as america returns to its favorite pastime, an encouraging sign of more than 12,000 tested across the league, only four positive cases. two players, and two staff on the same team. today the st. louis cardinals sidelined by covid will once again take the field. >> against the wall, good-bye! >> reporter: earlier this week u.s. surgeon general jerome adams was here in atlanta and i asked him whether georgia should consider any sort of policy change, specifically rolling back the reopening of bars and nightclubs. he said that while people in those high cases areas, those areas with high cases should consider avoiding bars, he stopped short of saying they need to close instead saying that educating people on the importance of social distancing is more effective. back to you.
>> blayne alexander in atlanta this morning, thanks. meanwhile, there is much more to get to this morning including the former fbi lawyer who plans to plead guilty in connection to the robert mueller investigation. according to a legal filing submitted on friday, kevin clinesmith will admit to altering a government document seeking renewal of surveillance on carter page, a former trump campaign adviser. cli clinesmith is charged with one count. this is the review of russian meddling in the 2016 election. firefighters in california are now trying to get the upper hand on several wildfires there as a dangerous heat wave threatens to make the situation even worse. officials are warning the risk of new fires is high as nearly 34 million people across the west face heat watches and warnings this week. outside los angeles, the lake fire has consumed more than 17,000 acres. it's forced hundreds of evacuations, and crews clearing
a road to battle that fire had to face even more than raging flames. a wild bull charged at them, forced them to run for their lives. the good news is no one there was injured. >> some really dangerous scenes there in california, and the heat is our top weather story, dylan tracking all of that affecting more than 100 million people, dill lylan? >> yeah, we are going to see just extreme heat. it's not just for a day or two. this is going to last all the way through at least the middle of next week. take a look at some of these numbers. heat alerts all across the west through texas, too. 80 million people under some sort of heat advisory watch or warning. the high temperatures today will likely be approaching records, several areas will tie or beat records. sacramento the record is 105. we're forecasting 106. las vegas should tie the record at 111 degrees. phoenix a forecast of 112 today. tomorrow pupalm springs will
likely hit 117 degrees breaking the record of 115. i know it's a dry heat, but that also meanings you will likely become dehydrated very quickly. you really need to drink plenty of water, stay in the air-conditioning as long as you can to beat the heat. next week, monday, tuesday, 118 in palm springs, 116 on wednesday. even denver will stay in the mid-90s and salt is changing how we dress for work
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this saturday morning it's 5:27. here's a live look outside over san jose. looks like a beautiful morning out there. boy, is it already hot. 76 degrees as we remain under a microclimate weather alert. extreme heat across the bay area once again today. we'll have your full forecast coming up at 7:00 a.m. good morning to you. thanks so much for joining us on this early edition of "today". for the first time in a very longtime the state is ordering rolling power outages to conserve energy because of the sweltering he heat. it's happening to tens of thousands of customers in the state and in the bay area. it happened last night. just to clarify this is not a public safety power shutoff which we usually see during the fire season. this is something completely different. this is california and pge way
to conserve power during this heat wave. thousands of people on the peninsula and foster city lost power around 7:00 last night and it could happen again tonight. >> the heat is pretty brutal without ac. open the windows and doors and kind of enjoy the outside in the backyard. >> we were directed by the california grid operator, the california iso to turn off power to any where between 200 to 250,000 customers this evening because of the challenges the supply and demand challenges as a result of the extremely hot weather. >> state officials expect there will be a strain on the grid between 5 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. tonight when there could be another round of power shutoffs. we'll keep you posted. be sure get to up-to-the minute weather alerts with our nbc bay area app. you can get alerts just for your neighborhood. at 5:29 coming up this morning
on "today," how much progress has been made since the spring. governor gavin newsom tells us how much support california is giving to school districts with distance learning resuming once again. we'll have that plus all your top stories coming up at 7:00. we hope to see you then. right now look at san francisco and we'll be back to the "today" show.
we are back on this saturday morning, august 15th, 2020, and that is a live look at the national zoo's giant panda, mejong, the zoo is now on baby watch saying there is a very good chance she is pregnant and could actually give birth any day now. you can check on her as well. the zoo is now live streaming the giant panda cam 24 hours a day. if the baby comes tomorrow, it will be named surprise. >> i love that they have the panda cam up. >> they're not even sure. >> zoo officials saying she's of advanced maternal age. we wish her well, but we do want to begin this half hour with a check of the headlines. starting with concerns over mail in ballots over the upcoming election. the u.s. postal service mailing states from coast to coast that millions of ballots may not be delivered in time to count for the 2020 election. this comes as top democrats have demanded an information into
overtime cuts and other changes made by the postmaster general louis dejoy. president trump has refused democrats' demands for the emergency funding for the post pal service but has said he will be willing to release it if they compromise. retail sales rose for the third straight month in july topping pre-pandemic levels. reports show american spending went up by more than a percent last month marking the third consecutive gain after levels sank in early spring due to the coronavirus shutdowns. sales were up the most in electronics and appliances while spending at bars and restaurants also increased, but experts warn this may not last as government relief money has expired, and people may now have less to spend. also this morning, a surprising defeat for serena williams friday at the top seed opening in kentucky. the tennis superstar fell to shelby rogers in the quarter final matchup. it was the first time in eight
years and only the fifth time in her career that serena has lost to an opponent outside of the top 100. for rogers it was only her third career win over a top ten player. serena will have a chance to redeem herself in a few weeks at the u.s. open, which begins on august 31st. also this morning, a show of force is expected in chicago today where city leaders are getting ready for a day of planned peaceful protests that could shut down one of the busiest expressways in the country. officialsn want to avoid a repet of what happened last week when a group of looters went on a rampage in chicago's downtown. nbc's kathy park is there this morning. kathy, good morning. >> reporter: hey, peter, good morning to you. here along michigan avenue, the magnificent mile this is what you see. several stores are still boarded up after that widespread looting, and in some cases, this is the second round of looting in just three months. and to make sure that this
doesn't happen again, a thousand officers will be here in the downtown area this weekend ready to respond if needed. this morning chicago on edge, thousands of black lives matter demonstrators expected later today marching to shut down a major expressway. >> the police cannot find how to stop killing black people, and that ain't right. >> that ain't right! >> law enforcement is also stepping up patrols to prevent looters who left downtown in disarray just days ago. mobs of people moved in, smashed storefronts, stole merchandise, and got away in vehicles parked nearby. >> i'm scared and very upset. i think it's very horrible that our government, the city governmentwhe that they are afraid.
>> reporter: under growing pressure from residents, city leaders outlined a strategy to curb crime including monitoring social media with a new task force and limiting movement when needed with concrete barriers and large trucks. >> chicago does not, i repeat, does not belong to looters and thieves. chicago belongs to the good people who work hard every day to earn an honest living. >> reporter: the recent uptick in violence was set off sunday after a tense standoff with police and a 20-year-old man who allegedly shot at officers. officials say the incident plus misinformation on social media spiralled into chaos downtown. officers made more than 100 arrests and at least 40 are now facing felony charges. >> it has to stop. it has to come from the highest level at the top, but this has to stop.
>> reporter: and as for that rally and march scheduled for later on this afternoon, right now it's unclear how big the turnout will be, but organizers anticipate at least 2,000 people to attend. guys, back to you. >> kathy park there in chicago today, kathy, thanks so much. >> all right, and dylan's back with another check of the forecast.rning again, guys, and we are still looking at some rain on the east coast, especially down through the carolinas up into virginia, too. we are going to see the chance of some flooding rains, mostly because the ground is totally saturated so any additional rain could lead to some flooding, and there you see all those yellows and orange areas on the map here, those are your torrential downpours. we could see a significant rainfall rates, one to two inches per hour. again, it's this stalled system really that's just kind of lingering in this area like we've seen all week long, and we could see another couple of inches of rainfall, and that could lead to some of that
flooding. it should stay just south of new york city on sunday, although in the northeast we could see some spotty showers as well, especially up into new jersey, but some spots, especially across north carolina and virginia could see more than three good morning. we are under a microclimate weather alert as we continue to monitor this excessive heat warning throughout the bay area for today. expected to remain in effect until next tuesday. the area highlighted in orange is for the heat advisory. areas in red are areas to reach above the 100 temperature mark. there's a fire weather watch in effect through tomorrow. and that's your latest forecast. peter and kristen. >> hot days out west this week, dylan. thank you very much. just ahead, sweats are reallyaving a h
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latest on how things are changing these days. jo, good morning. . >> reporter: you can call it quarantine fashion and it's changing the way we shop. >> around the house, leggings and some flowy shorts. >> i wear tank tops and sweatpants. >> just put on a top that looks presentable. just chilling. >> reporter: there's no end in sight to working from home, so millions are skipping office clothes and heels, buying up sweatpants, bike shorts and leggings instead. >> this is probably the worst kept secret in television journalism, but we're all working from home a lot these days. when you see me on air it's always a work shirt on top and usually leggings and slippers. >> as we do so many virtual meetings, millions are dressing from the keyboard up. that's sped up the bankruptcy of legendary retailers like neiman marc marcus, j.crew, with formal events like weddings canceled
rent the runway is closing auin its physical stores. and men's warehouse also filed for bankruptcy. >> i'm buying yoga pants, i'm buying a lot of sportsy outfits. >> reporter: a new survey shows 60% of americans wear sweatpants while working from homement that has big brands capitalizing on this moment launching new lines of athleisure meeting shoppers at homes. lululemon will soon wear out a new pair of pants for women with five pockets that look like work slacks but feel like workout gear. >> what are you hearing from customers on what they really want right now when it comes to active wear? >> they want versatility in what they're wearing. it needs to perform across the multiple needs that they have in a day because we're not putting on our business attire and then coming home and shifting sba in our at home attire.
they're all merging. >> do you see an increased demand, an increased hunger for not just comfy clothes but comfy clothes that look good and perform well that make us feel a little more put together? >> absolutely. and i think that has been some of the success of lululemon to date. you can u activities, be it through sweat or everyday on the move. >> meaning when we do go back to the office, it might be in something a little more comfortable. for "today," jo ling kent, los angeles. >> everyone can relate to that. i have to say, my sweat pant game is pretty strong these days, but that's part of working from home, is being barefoot in live shots. >> blazer on top, slippers on bottom is always a good look. >> all right, dylan, what are you wearing? >> let's be honest, i don't think i've ever not worn sweatpants when i'm working from home. the more clashing the better.
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>> reporter: this morning the duchess of sussex speaking out on the media. >> i think there's so much toxicity out there in what is being referred to, my husband and i talk about it often, this economy for attention. >> meghan closed out a virtual summit hosted by the 19th, a nonprofit news organization aimed at empowering women. the event included all star female panelists. meghan played the role of moderat moderator, but the tables soon turned. >> as someone who has been deeply covered by the media in so many ways. >> here we go. i'm going to stop you at a certain point. this wear the journalist hat today. >> meghan and harry have long been add odds with the british media which they've accused of publishing invasive and false stories. the coup >> from my standpoint and my
personal experience the past couple of years, the headline alo alone, the click bait alone makes an imprint where people are just telling the truth in their reporting and telling it through a compassionate and empathetic lens, it's going to help bind people. >> reporter: meghan talked about her return to the united states and the way the protests that followed the death of george floyd. >> i think to see the changes that are being made right now, it's something that i look forward to being a part of. >> reporter: last month meghan and harry settled with baby archie in santa barbara, california. >> feels good to be home. >> we're los angeles. next up, a long list of top performers are coming together for a political purpose. the 2020 democratic national convention. here's the lineup so far, lee on bridges, the chicks, common, billie eilish. it goes on, john legend, billy porter, maggie rogers, prince royce and steven stills. the singers will be performing across all four nights of the convention from this monday to thursday.
stephanie cutter, the dnc's programming director said these incredible artists will help us tell the story of where we are as a country today. fans of miley cyrus are enjoying some new music today. her new single and music video have only been out for a day, and think already have more than 11 million views. the song is called "midnight sky" and it's miley's first new track since undergoing vocal chord surgery last year. she released the music video that she self-directed. ♪ ♪ >> she sounds great. fans are hoping this means the release of her next album, she is miley cyrus, which is coming soon. that's your pop start.
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>> duh. >> reporter: kind of like the ones in the very movies that made blockbuster a destination years ago. >> roll back the '90s. we're going to have pizza. we'll have candy. you're going to have popcorn. we have a little closet set up in the corners with all kinds of '90s clothing in it. >> reporter: plus a big clunky tv and vcr. starting monday customers can register to book one of three one-night must be