Alexandria, VA (6303 Richmond Hwy)

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Exterior shortly before closure, November 2009


6303 Richmond Hwy, Store #72 was a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre that opened on September 20, 1982, with a Balcony Stage and closed on September 20, 2010, with a 2-Stage.

It was originally located next to a Kmart which opened on March 22nd, 1973, and closed in 2010 (day and month unknown) when it was relocated to 7704 Richmond Hwy. Alexandria was also located in the Kings Crossing Shopping Center.

Stages

Originally, this location opened with the Balcony Stage. Sadly there are rarely any pictures and no videos to exist of Alexandria back then. They received Chuck E.'s House Facade in around 1989/1990 and the 2-Stage in the Early 90's before closing in September 2010.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Balcony Stage September 1982 1989-1990 7th Pizza Time Theatre to open in Virginia
Chuck E.'s House Facade 1989-1990 1992-1993 One of two installed in Virginia.
2-Stage 1992-1993 2010 One of six installed in Virginia. 4th to last in the state.

History

Alexandria opened on September 20th, 1982, with the Balcony Stage. Alexandria then received the 1988 remodel in around 1989/1990 which removed the Balcony Stage for Chuck E.'s House Facade and removed all PTT decor and an exterior chanone. the Early 90's, Alexandria received another remodel which involved another exterior change, the addition of newer decor, and the removal of Chuck E.'s House Facade for the 2-Stage. At an unknown point in 1997, the location was sold and bought to the corporate. At this point, the Kmart was popular as the CEC. In between 1997-1999, Alexandria received the Phase 2/3 remodel which removed all 1988 decor, added the record posters, received another exterior change, and the addition of SkyTubes. Alexandria remained like this until their closure in September 2010. They closed because it was located next to the Kmart which was more popular than the CEC due to people saying it was "outdated", and that it was very dirty. Apparently, the stages condition declined right before closure. After that, it got redeveloped into a Walmart in 2010. The Kmart Closed not too long after. After the CEC as redeveloped into a Walmart, the Chuck E. Cheese reopened on November 20th, 2010, this time on 6301 Richmond Hwy. Currently, as of February 2023, the former Chuck E. Cheese is now part of a Walmart and the new Chuck E. Cheese moved one space to the left.

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Mask Sent To Virginia Beach, Avenger Outfit sent to Chesapeake. Mask now destroyed, Avenger Outfit now at SPT.
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Mask Sent to Virginia Beach, Now at SPT.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Hat Sent to Chesapeake, Mask Sent to Virginia Beach. Hat at SPT. Mask Now destroyed.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Guitar Sent To Chesapeake, Mask Sent to Chesapeake, Guitar and mask both now at SPT.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Mask Sent To Chesapeake, Now at SPT.
Warblettes (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
Applause Board (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
Drum Board (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
Dolli Dimples (Cabaret) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
The King / King Kat (Lounge) 1981-1982 Unknown/Destroyed.
Wink (Cyberamic) 1992-1993 Sent to Chesapeake, Now at SPT.

Gallery

Videos

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References

https://www.dnb.com/business-directory/company-profiles.showbiz_pizza_time_inc.e470a5f1074f9b7a7fefe859adb9d2ec.html