Chuck E.'s House Facade

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Portland, OR Pizza Time Theatre


"Chuck E.'s House Facade" (C-Stage) was a prefabricated false front which, when applied over an existing Balcony Stage, transforms it into a house.[1]

History

"Chuck E.’s House Facade" supposedly debuted at the Windsor Cross location in 1988-1989 and went extinct in 2003 when the Tacoma, WA location replaced the facade for Studio C. The Facade would end up becoming the last stage created with the Pizza Time Players positioning-- as the next stage to be produced, the Concept Unification Stage, introduced Munch's Make-Believe Band.

Design

This stage kept the same concept as the Balcony Stage; however, it was now themed to be a house-like setting.

Behind four of the characters sat horizontal siding with windows with lighting behind a pane. The base of which the characters and windows sat had a wall of horizontal siding or railing in front of the original Balcony Stage front with lattice directly under it.

The faux valence of the stage became a shingled roof with popcorn lights above Munch, Chuck E., & Pasqually.

Some installations had a live stage instead of the lattice (some had the distinct "C", and some didn't). It featured checkered flooring, fencing, and steps to get up.

Known Installations

Location Condition / Notes Opening / Installation Date Removal Date
Anchorage, AK (308 E Northern Lights Blvd) Only one installed in Alaska. Replaced by a 2-Stage in 1993/1994, then replaced in 2005/2006 for Studio C, in turn replaced by a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2022. 1989/1990 1993/1994
Bell, CA (5089 E Florence Ave) Had a unique design specific to this store that was also featured at Torrance which had No "C" on the lattice. Replaced by a 2-Stage in around 1993/1994. 1989/1990 1993/1994
Carson, CA (20700 S Avalon Blvd #100) One of many installed in California. Received 90s Cosmetics in 1993/1994, replaced with a 2-Stage in 1995/1996. Closed January 5, 2014, and relocated with a Circles of Light. 1989/1990 1995/1996
Chico, CA (966 East Ave) One of the many installed in California. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1993. It closed in 2011 and became Fun Zone and Pizza. 1989/1990 1993
Diamond Bar, CA (1900 S Brea Canyon Rd) One of many installed in California. Replaced with a 1-Stage in around 1995. Closed April 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 1989/1990 1995
El Cajon, CA (310 Fletcher Pkwy) One of many installed in California. Closed sometime in 1993 (Possibly July to relocate to La Mesa), 1989/1990 1993
El Monte, CA (4567 Peck Rd) One of many installed in California. Converted into a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Closed June 25, 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 1989/1990 1994
Fairfield, CA (1027 Oliver Rd) One of many installed in California. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1993/1994, Closed January 5th, 2021. later Gamex Pizza and Arcade. Reopened with a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2022 (relocated to the back wall). 1989/1990 1993/1994
Fontana, CA (17069 Valley Blvd) One of many installed in California. Replaced with a 2-Stage 1994/1995 1988/1989 1994/1995
Garden Grove, CA (13101 Harbor Blvd) One of many installed in California. Replaced with a 2-Stage in the Mid-1990s, in turn replaced by a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2022 (which was relocated to the back wall). 1989/1990 1993
Huntington Beach, CA (15511 Edwards St) One of many installed in California. Had Opening Ceilings from when the store opened until the conversion to 2-Stage (When they installed the 2-Stage, they added drop ceilings as well). Only known Shelf to C-Stage conversion. Had a live stage instead of the lattice. 1989/1990 1995/1996
Marinwood / San Rafael, CA (175 Marinwood Ave) One of many installed in California. Closed sometime in 1994. 1989/1990 1994
Modesto, CA (3037 Sisk Rd) One of the many installed in California. Converted into a 2-Stage in the mid 90s. Got 2.0 in 2023. 1989/1990 1994/1995
Merced, CA (721 W Olive Ave) One of the many installed in California. Converted into one of the first 2-Stages. Closed in 1995. Bits sent to Chesapeake, VA (1528 Sam's Circle) 1989 1992
Northridge, CA (8425 Reseda Blvd) One of many installed in California. Converted to a 2-Stage in around Spring 1993. 1989/1990 1993
Pico Rivera, CA (6005 Rosemead Blvd) One of many installed in California. Converted to a 2-Stage in around 1993/1994. 1989/1990 1993/1994
Redding, CA (2167 Hilltop Dr) One of the many installed in California. Converted into a 2-Stage in the mid-90s. It never received curtains. Closed in 2006 and relocated to Redding CA (910 Hilltop Dr) 1989/1990 1995/1996?
Riverside, CA (4033 Chicago Ave) One of many installed in California. Animatronics were later sent to Sandy, UT (10535 So. State St) which then closed in 2014 with their 1-Stage. Probably rumored to have a 1-Stage before closure 1989/1990 Uknown
Sacramento, CA (1690-96 Arden Way) One of many installed in California. Replaced with a 2-Stage in around 1994. 1989/1990 1994
San Diego / Mira Mesa, CA (9840 Hibert St) Last C-Stage in California. Replaced with a short 2-Stage in 1997. Got 2.0 in 2024. 1989 1997
San Jose, CA (2445 Fontaine Rd) One of many installed in California. Featured in "CEC Live Highlight Film 1992" back in September 1992. Received Early 90s Helen cosmetics in around 1991. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Then replaced with a Studio C Alpha in 2000/2001. Received 2.0 in Late 2018-Mid 2019, replaced the Studio C Alpha with a huge Circles of Light stage. Received a huge Dance Floor in May 2022. 1989/1990 1993/1994
San Jose, CA (1371 Kooser Rd) One of the many installed in California. Replaced the first Balcony Stage. Installed when many locations started receiving new stages. Converted into a 2-Stage in the mid-90s. Closed in 2020. 1991 1992/1994
San Bernardino, CA (955 South E St) One of many installed in California. Converted to a 2-Stage around 1995/1996. Closed June 18, 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 1989/1990 1995/1996
Santa Maria, CA (2875 Santa Maria Way) One of the many installed in California. Closed in Summer 1995. 1989/1990 Summer 1995
Salinas, CA (957 N Main St) One of the many installed in California. Closed sometime in August 1995. 1989/1990 August 1995
Stockton, CA (4555 N Pershing Ave) One of many installed in California. Currently unknown if it was replaced by a 2-Stage. Closed sometime in 1998. A new location would open on Pacific Ave on September 6, 2005, with a Studio C, then they would receive the first 2.0 in California in 2018. 1989/1990 Unknown
Sun Valley, CA (8357 Laurel Canyon Blvd) One of many installed in California. Closed in 1992 and relocated a new location a couple of stores over with a Road Stage that operated until removal for 2.0 in November 2023. 1989/1990 1992
Torrance, CA (16920 Prairie Ave) Had a unique design specific to this store that was also featured at Bell which had No "C" on the lattice. Replaced by a 2-Stage in around 1995/1996, in turn replaced by a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2022. 1989/1990 1995/1996
Tracy, CA (775 W Clover Rd) One of many installed in California. Featured in "CEC Live Highlight Film 1992" back in September 1992. Closed sometime in 1995. 1989/1990 1995
Valencia, CA (23154 Valencia Blvd) One of many installed in California. Closed sometime in February 1996. 1989/1990 February 1996
Victorville, CA (15405 Park Ave) One of many installed in California. Closed sometime in June 1993. Later became Buzz-E's Pizza Time Circus which closed at an unknown date. 1989/1990 June 1993
Brandon, FL (1540 W Brandon Blvd) One of two installed in Florida. High Ceiling Height. Replaced by a 2-Stage in 1993/1994, then relocated to the back of the store in a new expansion in 2011, in turn, replaced by a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2021. 1989/1990 1994
St. Petersburg, FL (1024 58th St) One of two installed in Florida. Replaced by a 2-Stage in 1993/1994, then replaced in 2005/2006 for Studio C, in turn replaced by a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2022. 1989/1990 1995/1996
Champaign, IL (1036 Bloomington Rd) One of three installed in Illinois. Closed December 1990. 1989 December 1990
Normal, IL (1540 E College Ave) One of three installed in Illinois. Closed February 29, 1992. A new location would open in nearby Bloomington in 2002 with a Studio C, then would receive 2.0 in 2018. 1989/1990 February 29, 1992.
Waukegan, IL (2211 Grand Ave) One of three installed in Illinois. Converted into a 2-Stage in around 1994. Closed January 1997. Show later sent to Fairview Heights, IL (10850 Lincoln Trail) until they got 2.0 in 2019. 1989/1990 1994
Louisville, KY (5743 Preston Hwy) 3rd to last C-Stage in existence. One of two installed in Kentucky. Received Early 90s Helen cosmetics in 1991/1992. No "C" on the lattice. Closed sometime in November 1997. 1989/1990 November 1997
Louisville, KY (5000 Shelbyville Rd) One of two installed in Kentucky. Closed in 1991. 1989 1991
Fall River, MA (35 Mariano Bishop Blvd) Only C-Stage in Massachusetts, one of three in New England. Closed in March/April 1991. Animatronics were originally from the Danvers location. The newest location to get the Chuck E's House Facade (C-Stage). 1989/1990 March/April 1991.
Silver Spring, MD (13807 Outlet Dr) One of two or only one installed in Maryland. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Closed on August 8, 2016, for unknown reasons. 1989 1994
St. Cloud, MN (3333 W Division St) One of two or only one installed in Minnesota. Closed in April 1992. The last CEC in Minnesota to close until the opening of Burnsville, MN (1025 Burnsville Center) in January 1999. A new location would open across the parking lot on June 11, 2012, with Studio C. 1989/1990 April 1992
Jackson, MS (5465 I-55) Received 90s cosmetics at some point until removal. Only one that was installed in Mississippi. Replaced with a Studio C Alpha in around March 1999. Relocated to 6352 Ridgewood Court Rd in Summer 2009 with a Studio C 2000 reusing the bot. 1989/1990 Around March 1999
Manchester, NH (1525 S Willow St) One of two locations in New Hampshire (Both got C-Stages), one of three in New England. Replaced in 1993/1994 for a 2-Stage, then replaced in Late 2005-Early 2006 for Studio C. 1989/1990 1993/1994
Newington, NH (30 Fox Run Rd) One of two locations in New Hampshire (Both got C-Stages), one of three in New England. Replaced in 1996 for a 2-Stage and had it until closure on March 31st, 2018. 1989/1990 1996
Union, NJ (1660 US-22) Only one installed in New Jersey. Had unique elements most installations didn't have. Had Balcony Stage Character Nameplates. Replaced with a 2-Stage sometime in 1992, then replaced in 2005 for Studio C. Closed November 17th, 2019. A new location is scheduled to open sometime in 2023 as a 2.0 store with a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall. 1989/1990 1992
Albuquerque, NM (4418 Wyoming Blvd) Only one installed in New Mexico. Featured in "CEC Live Highlight Film 1992" back in September 1992. Replaced by a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Received 2.0 in September 2022. 1989/1990 1993
Albany, NY (1440 Central Ave) One of Five installed in New York. Closed September 10, 1995. A new store in Latham opened in 1999 and received 2.0 in 2019. 1989/1990 September 10, 1995
Greece / Rochester, NY (3160 W Ridge Rd) One of Five installed in New York. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1992. Closed November 1996. A new location was built and opened in the parking lot in 2003 and received 2.0 in 2018. 1989/1990 1992
Johnson City, NY (365 Harry L Dr) One of Five installed in New York. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1992. Closed November 17, 1996. A new location then opened in nearby Vestal a few years after closure, then got 2.0 in 2022. 1989/1990 1992
Penfield / Rochester, NY (1614 Penfield Rd) One of Five installed in New York. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1992. Closed September 16, 1996. 1989/1990 1992
Syracuse (Mattydale), NY (2803 Brewerton Rd) One of Five installed in New York. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1992. Closed Late November 1996. A new location would open on 3023 Erie Blvd with a Studio C on December 27, 2002 (Same day as Dover) which got 2.0 in 2018. 1989/1990 1992
Akron, OH (1984 Brittain Rd) One of five installed in Ohio. Closed in December 1991. Later Marc's Fun Time Pizza Palace. A new location in town less than a year later with a 1-Stage in a former A&P/Craft-N-Flower World building in turn got 2.0 in July 2022. 1989/1990 December 1991
Boardman, OH (813 Boardman Poland Rd) One of five installed in Ohio. Closed in December 1991. Later Marc's Fun Time Pizza Palace. A new location opened down the road less than 5 years later with a 1-Stage. 1989/1990 December 1991
Columbus, OH (5842 Columbus Square) One of five installed in Ohio. Closed in December 1991. Later Marc's Fun Time Pizza Palace. A new location opened in town 11 months later with the 2nd ever 1-Stage. 1989/1990 December 1991
Mentor, OH (7900 Plaza Blvd) One of five installed in Ohio. Closed in December 1991. Later Marc's Fun Time Pizza Palace. A new location opened a couple blocks down with the last 1-Stage ever installed less than 7 years later. 1989/1990 December 1991
North Olmsted, OH (23333 Lorain Rd) One of five installed in Ohio. Closed in December 1991. Later Marc's Fun Time Pizza Palace. A new location opened in town less than a year later with a 2-Stage and then got Studio C in around 2004, which in turn got 2.0 in December 2018. 1989/1990 December 1991
Portland, OR (9120 SE Powell Blvd) The only C-Stage that was installed in Oregon (As the other two had Chuck E.'s House instead). Received Early 90s Helen cosmetics in 1991/1992. Had Balcony Stage Character Nameplates. Replaced by a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Had unique character name tags specific to this store. Closed October 12, 2020. 1989/1990 1993/1994
Bridgeville, PA (1025 Washington Pike) One of four installed in Pennsylvania. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1992/1993. Relocated to 1035 Washington Pike with a Studio C in 2002 which got 2.0 in October 2022. 1989/1990 1992/1993
Monroeville, PA (3813 William Penn Hwy) One of four installed in Pennsylvania. Closed and relocated across the street in March 1993 with a 2-Stage and got 2.0 in 2018. 1989/1990 March 1993
Philadelphia, PA (9175 Roosevelt Blvd) One of four installed in Pennsylvania. Replaced with a 2-Stage in possibly the Mid-1990s. Received 2.0 in July 2022. 1989/1990 Mid 1990's
West Mifflin, PA (2260 Lebanon Church Rd) One of four installed in Pennsylvania. Unknown if converted to a 2-Stage. Closed November 24th, 1996. 1989/1990 Unknown
Corpus Christi, TX (5118 S Staples St) Had a live stage instead of the lattice. One of Three installed in Texas. Replaced in November 1996 for a 2-Stage, then replaced in October 2003 for Studio C, in turn, replaced by a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall in 2022 1989/1990 November 1996
San Antonio, TX (8220 Windsor Cross) Supposedly the first Chuck E.'s House Facade. Replaced in 1992 for first or second 2-Stage. Closed in December 2005 and relocated to Selma, TX which got one of the first 7 2.0s in 2017. 1989 February 1992
San Antonio, TX (238 W Military Dr) One of three installed in Texas. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1995/1996. Then got one of the first 7 2.0s in 2017. 1989/1990 1995/1996
Alexandria, VA (6303 Richmond Hwy) One of two installed in Virginia. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Closed in 2009 then demolished and rebuilt into the current location in 2010. 1989/1990 1993/1994
Hampton, VA (4027 W Mercury Blvd) One of two installed in Virginia. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1992/1993. Animatronics later shipped to Florence, KY to replace their Chuck E.'s House with a 2-Stage, destroyed when they received 2.0 in March 2022. 1989/1990 1993
Richland, WA (2610 N Columbia Center Blvd) One of three installed in Washington. Replaced by a Road Stage in 1991. Closed on September 9, 2018, and then relocated to Kennewick as a 2.0 store which opened on October 1, 2018. 1989/1990 1991
Spokane, WA (2301 W Wellesley Ave) One of three installed in Washington. Replaced by a 2-Stage in the Mid-1990s. Relocated to 10007 N Nevada St in March 2000 with a Studio C Alpha. Cyberamics were relocated to Lynnwood to replace their 3-Stage Animatronics. 1989/1990 Mid 1990's
Tacoma, WA (4911 Tacoma Mall Blvd) One of three installed in Washington. High Celling Height. Received some 90s cosmetics like Chuck E's Tuxedo & Derby (The only one to do so) & Helen's cosmetics by 1992. Last Chuck E.'s House Facade. Replaced in 2003 for Studio C. Received 2.0 in June 2022. 1989/1990 2003
Brookfield, WI (2435 N 124th St) One of two installed in Wisconsin. Replaced with a 1-Stage with a Turntable in 1994. Closed and relocated in 1997 to 19125 W Blue Mound Rd with a Studio C Alpha. 1989/1990 1994
Milwaukee, WI (2701 S Chase Ave) One of two installed in Wisconsin. Replaced with a 1-Stage with a Turntable in 1994. 1990 1994
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada (9898 Government Pl) One of three installed in Canada. Closed sometime in 1995. Later converted into Jolly Genie's Pizza & Playpark (The stage itself was repainted pink, yellow, and teal with the removal of the animatronics) with an unknown closing date. 1990 1995
Burlington, Ontario, Canada (3345 Harvester Rd) One of the three installed in Canada. Closed on October 27th, 1991 1989/1990 October 1991
Willowdale, Ontario, Canada (2452 Sheppard Ave) One of three installed in Canada. Replaced with a 2-Stage in 1993/1994. Had a rope of lights around Jasper's banjo. 1989/1990 1993/1994

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