Bell, CA (5089 E Florence Ave)

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Bell's Exterior before 2.0 Remodel (PC: Google Maps)


5089 E Florence Ave, Store #446 was a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre/Chuck E. Cheese's that opened sometime in 1982 (month and day unknown) with a Balcony Stage, which is still open to this day.

It is located in the Bell Shopping Center.

History

Bell opened sometime in 1982. Unfortunately, there is hardly any information when it was a PTT, but we do know they had a Balcony Stage. Bell had the stage and the store unchanged until the late 80's when they received the 1988 remodel. They removed the Balcony Stage for the C-Stage and added the early 90's decor. They would remain like this until their second remodel in the mid-late 90's. They then removed the C-Stage for the 2-Stage and removed the early 90's decor and added new decor and SkyTubes. They would remain like this until the 2005 remodel between 2007-2008 when they removed the Showroom walls and Balcony seating. Sometime in 2021, after sustaining a flood from a storm, they received the 2.0 carpet. Currently, as of January 2023, they still have the 2-Stage and 2005 remodel. In the summer of 2023, the stage would be stuck in random mode, possibly due to the Navori system being installed correctly. In October 2023, the stage would be removed for the 2.0 remodel.

Stages

Bell opened with the Balcony Stage in 1982. Fortunately, there are a lot of photos and videos to exist of Bell. Unfortunately, however, they do not start filming until they are inside. So, the original exterior of Bell as a PTT is lost.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Balcony Stage 1982 1989/1990 One of many in Caifornia.
Chuck E.'s House Facade 1989/1990 1993/1994 One of many in Caifornia. Looked identical to the one installed at the Torrance (Prairie) location.
2-Stage 1993/1994 October 2023 One of many installed in California.
Dance Floor + Video Wall October 2023 Still in Use One of many installed in California.

Animatronics

Character Manufacturing Date Status
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Warblettes (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Applause Board (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Drum Board (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.
The King / King Kat (Lounge) 1981/1982 Unknown.
Wink (Cyberamic) 1981/1982 Unknown.

Gallery

2007

Videos

Link Description Filming Date Pulish Date
Link Chuck E Cheese's Bell CA From 1991 Featuring the King. 1991 May 29, 2022
Link A video showcasing the store, games, and 2-Stage back in 2002 2002 March 9, 2022
Link A video of the store during Cheesevention III in May 2007 before the 2005 Update. May 2007 May 23, 2021
Link A tour of the Showroom back in 2012 March 31, 2012 April 1, 2012
Link "Jack and Jill" from January 2012 Show being performed on Bell's 2-Stage. March 31, 2012 April 5, 2012
Link "Because We're Friends" from the Fall 2014 Show being performed on Bell's 2-Stage. May 18, 2015 May 23, 2015
Link "Keep Drummin" from Show 1 2016 being performed on Bell's 2-Stage January 17, 2022 April 14, 2023
Link "Chuck E.'s Middle Name" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Bell's 2-Stage January 17, 2022 April 15, 2023
Link A store tour of Bell in 2022 Aug 16, 2022 Aug 16, 2022

References