Corpus Christi, TX (5118 S Staples St)

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A photo of the store's 2.0 Exterior on December 3rd, 2022 (PC: Myron Nielson)

5118 S Staples St, Store #454 is a Pizza Time Theatre/Chuck E. Cheese that opened in April 1983 (day unknown) as a franchised Pizza Time Theatre with a Balcony Stage Show. It is located in an unnamed shopping center. It is also known as the childhood location of Matt the Franchize since he grew up with this location from its beginnings.

History

Corpus Christi opened its doors in April 1983 with a Balcony Stage. It was originally a franchised-owned Pizza Time Theatre location, being one of the few that survived PTT's bankruptcy and was bought on October 22, 1984, along with many other locations by the corporate. Like all locations at some point, it remodeled twice in the 1990s to be up to standard.

In October 2003, Corpus Christi was chosen as the first location to utilize purple walls and prototype art pieces. Along with this they've also received the at the time new Studio C concept. The location would be unchanged for some time until in 2012 when it got the full Phase 4 Remodel and most of the prototype artwork inside the store was removed, the store expanded its game area, and received new seating.

Hurricane Harvey and Onwards

On August 25, 2017, the Corpus Christi location was struck by Hurricane Harvey. The inflicted damage upon the store was mainly on the exterior, as the signage and windows facing the road caved either inwards or shattered. The damage was reported by local news stations on August 26, 2017, most featuring the location's sign on the pavement. The window area where the damage occurred was swiftly given a temporary wall so the location can return to regular store operations in the coming days while the wall was finally finished in 2018, also receiving new signage.

In October 2022, the location officially remodeled again to CEC's 2.0 remodel removing the Beta for the Dance Floor and Video Wall.

Stages

When Corpus Christi opened, it housed a Balcony Stage like the other Pizza Time Theatres that opened at the time. Sometime between 1989 and 1990, they installed Chuck E.’s House Facade, otherwise known as the C-Stage. This store also received a unique porch area in front of the characters for live performances. This location would also manage to get one of the last 2-Stages installed, being installed in November 1996, three years after the newer 1-Stage concept was introduced.

In 2003 the 2-Stage was replaced with the Studio C concept. This store received Studio C 2000, a newer take on the concept. This Studio C Show was later removed in October 2022 when they received the 2.0 remodel and removed their Studio C show for the Dance Floor and Video Wall.

Animatronics

Character Manufacturing Date Status
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Warblettes (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) Unknown Owned by Matt the Franchisee
Clapper Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Band Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
The King (Lounge) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Chuck E. Cheese 16m (Animatronic) 2003 Destroyed
Pizza Time Clock (Animatronic) 2003 Destroyed

Gallery

1980's-1996 2002-2007

Videos

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