Carson, CA (20700 S Avalon Blvd)

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Low quality screenshot of Carson in 2007. (PC: Google Maps)

20700 S Avalon Blvd was a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre that opened in 1983 (month and date unknown) with a Balcony Stage and closed and relocated to the current location on January 5, 2014 with a 2-Stage.

The new location opened on January 16, 2014 with a bot-less Circles of Light, and is still open today.

History

The new Carson store. (PC: Google Maps)

Carson's Pizza Time Theatre opened in 1983 (month and date unknown) with a Balcony Stage, with unknown cabaret and lounge acts. Unfortunately, information on Carson's time as a PTT is very scarce. In 1989/1990, they received the 1988 remodel, refurbishing every corner of the store, renaming the restaurant to "Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza", and retrofitted the Balcony Stage to Chuck E.'s House Facade. Carson would be generally untouched until 1995/1996, when they received the 1993 remodel, as well as Phase 1. This involved removing older decor for new decor, changing the counters, removed most of the checkers around the store, changed the exterior to read "Chuck E. Cheese's", and removed Chuck E.'s House Facade for the 2-Stage. Later on, they would receive Phase 2, changing little and removed the ball pit for Skytubes. In 2006/2007, they received their final remodel, the 2005 update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative, which involved majorly renovating the exterior, removing all '90s decor, tearing down the showroom walls as well as the balcony seating, removed the dim lighting, and likely expanded the restaurant. On January 5, 2014, Carson relocated a few stores down, effectively ending its 30/31 year history. The building would remain vacant for a short amount of time until it became part of a Cinemark theatre. As of June 2023, Cinemark remains on the space. This store relocated a few stores down, and opened on January 16. That store still remains operational.

Stages

Carson at first had a Balcony Stage. Not much is known about it, and it was replaced with the C-Stage in 1989/1990. The C-Stage was then replaced with the 2-Stage in 1995/1996. The 2-Stage remained up until the January 2014 closure. The new store's stage was a bot-less Circles of Light, and the stage is still operational.

Stage Installed Removed
Balcony Stage 1983 1989/1990
Chuck E.'s House Facade 1989/1990 1995/1996
2-Stage 1995/1996 January 2014
Circles of Light January 2014 (at new store) Still in use

Animatronics

All of the show's fates are unknown.

Animatronic Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Warblettes (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Clapper Board (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed
Wink (Cyberamic) Unknown/Destroyed