Columbus, GA (3201 Macon Rd)

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Street view of the exterior in February 2019 (PC: Google Maps)

3201 Macon Rd, Store #869 is a Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese that opened on February 17, 1982 as a corporate ShowBiz Pizza Place with a Rock-Afire Explosion. It is located in the Cross Country Plaza Shopping Center. It opened a week after Mobile, AL (710 Downtowner Loop).


Columbus opened with the Rock afire Explosion in February 1982. Unfortunately, there are no photos or videos to exist of Columbus with the Rock-Afire, or as a ShowBiz in general.

In 1991/1992, Columbus received Concept Unification, converting the Rock afire into Munch’s Make Believe Band.

In Late 2011, Columbus converted the 3-Stage into a CU 1-Stage. This was the last of three installed. This moved the stage from the left side wall to the back wall.

On April 24, 2023, Columbus removed their CU 1-Stage for a 2019 Model Chuck E. Live Stage and Video Wall.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion February 1982 1991-1992 3rd Showbiz opened in Georgia. Installed on Left Side Wall.
3-Stage 1991-1992 Late 2011 One of 6 3-Stages in Georgia. Installed on Left Side Wall. 3rd last 3-Stage in Georgia.
CU 1-Stage Late 2011 April 24, 2023 Only CU 1-Stage in Georgia. Last CU 1-Stage installed. Installed on Back Wall. First to be removed.
Dance Floor + Video Wall April 2023 Still in Use 2019 Model. First CU 1-Stage to be removed for Dance Floor. Installed on the back wall.


Columbus opened its doors on February 17th, 1982 as the third Showbiz Pizza Place in Georgia with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It was originally and currently a corporate-owned store. Like many other ShowBiz Pizza locations, it had a typical SPP layout seen in many other stores across the United States and would eventually receive the 1988 remodel years after it would open. Although very little documentation exists back in the ShowBiz days, it can be determined that Columbus was one of several locations to receive an Uncle Klunk show package (and a Santa Claus retrofit package as well) sometime after opening. Like many ShowBiz locations in the late 1980s, Columbus received the Showbiz Pizza Campground upgrade.

In around 1991/1992, Columbus received Concept Unification which converted the show to Munch's Make Believe Band. In around the Mid-Late 1990's, Columbus received either Phase 1 or Phase 2 remodel which removed some early 90's decor and added new decor and SkyTubes. Columbus remained this way until sometime in 2006-2007 when they received the 2005 Remodel which involved removing the Showroom Walls, Balcony Seating, received a new exterior, and also removing some older 90's decor. In 2011, Columbus removed the 3-Stage for the installation for the CU 1-Stage. Whitehall, PA (1000 Lehigh Valley Mall) and Springfield, IL (2369 McArthur Ave) also received this special stage. That would involve moving the stage from the left side wall to the back wall, converting the space where the 3-Stage used to be into space for more games.

On April 24th, 2023, Columbus removed their CU 1-Stage for their 2.0 Remodel, being replaced with a Dance Floor and Video Wall. They were the first CU 1-Stage to be removed and the second last set of CEI bots in the state of Georgia. The last set, Augusta (A 3-Stage), removed theirs the next day as a part of their 2.0 Remodel. The store's Grand Reopening occurred on May 18th, 2023 with Chuck E. and Pasqually making an appearance at the store[1][2].


Character Serial Status
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 7-81 1-6 Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 7-81 2-6 Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 7-81 3-6 Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 7-81 4-6 Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 7-81 5-6 Destroyed
Billy Bob 7-81 6-6 Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 7-81 7-6 Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 7-81 8-6 Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun 7-81 10-6 Unknown/Destroyed
Moon 7-81 11-6 Unknown/Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Wink N/A Unknown/Destroyed


Photos from 2007