Bradenton, FL (415 Cortez Rd)

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415 Cortez Rd was a ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurant located in Bradenton, Florida. The store was located in the Orange Blossom Shopping Center.

This location opened on March 25th, 1982, and closed in 1985/1986 (Unknown Day & Month).

This location is not to be confused with the Pizza Time Theatre on 4420 14th St which opened in October 1981 and closed on June 16th, 1984 with a Balcony Stage or the current Chuck E. Cheese location on 905 44th Ave which opened on March 3rd, 1999 with a Studio C Alpha which got removed in April 2023 for a 2021 Model Dance Floor & Video Wall, that store still operates to this day.


Bradenton opened its doors on March 25th, 1982 as the 9th Showbiz Pizza store in Florida (9th in Florida after Jacksonville, FL (9820 Atlantic Blvd), Tampa, FL (1707 E Fowler Ave), Altamonte Springs, Orlando, FL (7419 International Dr), Tampa, FL (12707 Dale Mabry Hwy), Pensacola, Jacksonville, FL (6065 Youngerman Circle), & Fort Lauderdale). They opened with with the RockAfire Explosion like every other ShowBiz did. Like many other ShowBiz locations, it had a typical SPP layout seen in many other stores across the United States. After just over three or four years of operation, the store shut down in 1985/1986 at an unknown date. It is unknown of what happened to the show after it closed. It is unknown what's the space as of June 2023.


Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion March 1982 1985/1986 9th Showbiz Pizza store to open in Florida. Whereabouts Unknown.


Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Rolfe DeWolfe 7-81 1-13 Unknown.
Dook Larue 7-81 2-13 Unknown.
Fatz Geronimo 7-81 3-13 Unknown.
Beach Bear 7-81 4-13 Unknown.
Mitzi Mozzarella 7-81 5-13 Unknown.
Billy Bob 7-81 6-13 Unknown.
Looney Bird 7-81 7-13 Unknown.
Choo Choo 7-81 8-13 Unknown.
Sun 7-81 10-13 Unknown.
Moon 7-81 11-13 Unknown.
Antioch N/A Unknown.


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