Brandon, FL (1540 W Brandon Blvd)

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Exterior, June 14, 2020

1540 W Brandon Blvd, Store #420 was a franchised Pizza Time Theatre that opened in August 1981 with a Balcony show. This store is the fifth ever Pizza Time Theatre to open in the state of Florida.


This store debuted with the Balcony Stage with guest character Harmony Howlette. They would receive the Madam Oink in the spring of 1982 and Helen Henny guests later on.

Between 1989 to 1990 they'd retrofit their Balcony Stage to the C-Stage and would be replaced by a 2-Stage in a 90s remodel, but still used select original cosmetics.

The 2-Stage they received was close to being 6 feet tall but would be remedied much later during a 2011 remodel, when the stage was relocated to face the front of the store

The show sat in major disrepair but occasionally had changes done. Two examples can be how Chuck E.'s original Pizza Time Theatre mask was swapped out for a brand new one after 2012. Another one of the changes was how the tech lights are always left on even when work is not being done to the show. Chuck E's Cap would be removed in September 2013.

For the majority of 2020, the show just stopped working until September of 2020 when the issue was fixed but Chuck E. and Pasqually's airlines were flooded with water, making them paralyzed until their demise on April 15, 2021, the 2-Stage was finally removed, with everything being destroyed minus the Cyberstar and Munch's keyboard front.

The Cabaret debuted with Dolli Dimples.

Cabaret & Lounge

The cabaret of this location debuted with Dolli Dimples. At an unknown point in time the store would removed the cabaret area entirely.

Brandon, FL's lounge area originally had Beagles, but later replaced it with The King in January 1982. At an unknown period, they received the Beach Bowsers, which stayed in the area until they remodeled in the 1990s. In the 2000s, possibly 2002, they converted a corner of the room into a Blue Screen area. It's unknown why they did this but it was a good addition of the Studio C concept into a 2-Stage store, but in 2011 they removed the area in place of two monitors and seating.

"Helens Hangout" was the party area that debuted with its 2.0 remodel. The remodel turned their former lounge area into a smaller version of the showroom that was nearby. It had a video wall, even complete with seating and character posters. The only difference was that there was no dance floor.


1540 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL was originally a franchised Pizza Time Theatre that opened in August 1981. Like many Pizza Time theatres, this one was located in the same shopping plaza as a K-Mart and was in the former K-Mart Foods section of the building, so the building had a canopy over the front of the building until it's eventual remodel. This store was one of the three stores to have an ice cream emporium in 1982. Exact details are unknown but its common knowledge that in each one there was an animatronic Barber Shop Quartet called The Four Little Shavers. This was one of the few that survived PTT's bankruptcy and was bought on October 22, 1984, along with many other locations by Corporate.


It is unknown if the location ever had remodeled while it was a Pizza Time Theatre, but it did remodel at a point in time from 1988 to 1991. By 1994, they remodeled again to Phase I and remained that way until 2011 when they remodeled to the latest iteration of the "Cool Chuck" Remodel. The remodel caused two pieces of art to go extinct in the United States: Giant Pizza Mirror and Munch w/ Empire State Building. It was also during this remodel that the only known surviving copy of Artie Antlers' showtape reel was discovered which previously came from the Tampa, FL (2363 Fowler Ave) location.

The building remained untouched remodel-wise until 2020 when the shopping plaza the store sat was remodeled. The original exteriors within the center was demolished and rebuilt to fit the plaza's standards.

From April to May 2021 they would remodel into 2.0 which was an interior-only remodel. The store's grand reopening was on June 3, 2021. The remodel made this the first location to have a mural and the second location to have a video wall. Because of Brandon's size, multiple pieces of art had to be remade to accommodate for its size. As of 2022, this is the only location as of now to have two video walls and "Helens Hangout".


Brandon was always prone to having crime happen in their location. In 2015 and 2016 combined, the deputies were called 54 times. The crimes ranged from fights to robberies, and thefts.

The latest to have occurred was on September 24, 2022, when a car crashed into the front of the building with gunfire following. The local Sheriff, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, has said that there has not been any evidence of anyone being shot. Four suspects were taken into custody.

Afterward, CEC stated this: "We are aware of the incident that occurred on Saturday, September 24, at our Brandon, FL location, where a vehicle crashed into our storefront.  We want to assure our guests that we take great measures to protect the experience children and families have in our venues. The safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority.  The General Manager onsite and our team members acted quickly to alert local authorities and secure medical attention for those involved.  We are thankful for the dedicated service of community law enforcement and the swift actions of our alert team members and security. We are cooperating with the police during their ongoing investigation and cannot offer additional details at this time."

Arcade Machines


  • Crazy Tower
  • Spin O' Rama
  • Willy Crash
  • Harpoon Lagoon
  • Wack N Win
  • Spinner Frenzy
  • Operation
  • Pop The Lock
  • Halo: Fireteam Raven
  • Pink Panther Jewel Heist
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2017)
  • Sonic Blast Ball
  • Dizzy Chicken
  • Cosmic XL
  • Jackpot Xtreme
  • Jurassic Park Arcade
  • Deal Or No Deal
  • Fishbowl Frenzy
  • NBA Game Time (2 units)
  • Ring Toss
  • Milk Jug Toss
  • NBA Hoops (2 units)
  • Alley Roller Classic (6 units)
  • 2 Minute Drill
  • Batman (2013) (2 units)
  • Baseball Pro
  • Spongebob Squarepants Jellyfishing
  • Big Win Super Spin
  • Kung Fu Panda Dojo Mojo
  • Terminator Salvation
  • Crossbow Master: Chuck E. Cheese's
  • The Price Is Right
  • Stack-It
  • Snow Down
  • Despicable Me Jelly Lab
  • Big Bass Wheel
  • Choppy Wood
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • Galaga Assault
  • Transformers Human Alliance
  • Water Gun Fun Pixel Play
  • Dream Raiders
  • Monopoly
  • Slam-A-Winner
  • Beach Bounce
  • Space Invaders Frenzy
  • Rabbids Hollywood
  • Frogger
  • Ghostbusters
  • Pop It for Gold
  • Western Train
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Bop2Win
  • H2Overdrive
  • Birthday Party
  • Maze Escape
  • Dicey Jump
  • Tippin' Bloks
  • Monster Catcher
  • The Simpson Kooky Carnival
  • Disney Crossy Road
  • Chuck E. Cheese's Sketch Book
  • Sea Wolf
  • Redhot
  • Superstar
  • SnoCross X
  • Chuck E.'s Fun Photos Photo Booth
  • Disney Pixar Cars
  • Deadstorm Pirates
  • ICE Cube

Coin Action

  • Soccer Fortune
  • Hat Trick
  • Smokin Token Extreme
  • Wonderland
  • Intermission
  • Deep Freeze


  • Fetch the Vet
  • Astro Invasion
  • Tight Rope
  • Spydero
  • NBA Hoop Troop Jr.
  • Dog Pounder
  • Spongebob Bikini Bottom Bowling
  • Jett Rider
  • Hammer 2
  • Pirate's Hook
  • Giraffe Play
  • Justice League Whacker
  • KC Cobra
  • Rainbow
  • Bob The Builder
  • Alien Boogey Control
  • Formula F1
  • Arka Jungle Boat
  • Chuck E. Cheese's Color Photo Ride (Rockstar, 2019)
  • Chameleon Paradize
  • Space Ship
  • Comet Catcher
  • Rock 'N' Roll Coaster


Animatronic Serial / Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) 1981 Destroyed
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1981 Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1981 Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1981 Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1981 Destroyed
Warblettes (Cyberamic) 1981 Unknown
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) 1981 Unknown
Applause Board (Cyberamic) 1981 Unknown
Drum Board (Cyberamic) 1981 Unknown
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) 1989/1990 Unknown
Dolli Dimples (Cabaret) Unknown Unknown
Artie Antlers (Cabaret) Unknown Unknown
The King / King Kat (Lounge) Unknown Unknown
Beagles / Beach Bowsers (Lounge) N/A Destroyed In 90s Remodel
Four Little Shavers (Ice Cream Emporium) N/A Destroyed
Wink (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed



Link Description Filming Date Published Date
Link A video showcasing the store, games & Chuck E.'s House Facade in May 1992. Oldest footage of the store as of June 2023. May 30th, 1992 August 3rd, 2015
Link A video showcasing the store, games & Chuck E.'s House Facade in February 1993. February 28th, 1993 November 24th, 2015
Link A clip of "The Final Countdown" from the Spring 2014 Show being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. June 4th, 2014 December 15th, 2021
Link Tour of the Former Lounge Room. August 2015 August 25th, 2015
Link Store Tour from August 2015. August 2015 September 6th, 2015
Link "Costume Party" from Show 6 2015 being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. October 2015 October 26th, 2015
Link "Trick Or Treat" from Show 6 2015 being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. October 2015 October 27th, 2015
Link "Let's Have a Party" from Show 1 2016 being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. March 2016 March 13th, 2016
Link "Holiday Medley" from Show 9 2016 being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. December 2016 December 19, 2016
Link "Every Boy, Every Girl 2017" from Chuck E. Cheese's Show 5 2017 being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. September 13th, 2017 September 13th, 2017
Link A video of Brandon's 2-Stage after some repairs were made. December 2017 March 31st, 2018
Link "Lend a Helping Hand" from Show 5 2018 being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. September 15th, 2018 October 23rd, 2018
Link "Birthday Star Spectacular" being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage January 4th, 2019 January 4th, 2019
Link Store Tour from September 2019. September 2019 April 11th, 2020
Link "I Didn't Need to be Afraid" being performed on Brandon's 2-Stage. October 2nd, 2020 January 13th, 2023
Link 2.0 Remodel Process. May 7th, 2021 May 7th, 2021
Link Store Tour from April 2022 after the 2.0 Remodel. April 2022 April 23rd, 2022
Link "Most Perfect Day" being shown on Brandon's Video Wall June 7, 2023 June 7, 2023
Link Store Tour of the store from June 2023 June 7, 2023 June 9, 2023