Dallas, TX (13364 Montfort Dr)

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Montfort Dr. exterior in 2020.



13364 Montfort Dr, Store #580 is a Chuck E. Cheese's that opened on December 21, 2001, with Studio C 2000. The store is a relocation of the 13125 Montfort Dr. Chuck E. Cheese's and is one of the several locations in Texas to be used by CEC Entertainment for testing concepts in locations before debuting in other stores.

Stages

As the Montfort Dr. Chuck E. Cheese debuted with Studio C 2000, the monitor area would be made smaller for reasons unknown and would have been majorly undocumented throughout its existence.

Studio C would be replaced in 2010 with a more refined and short-lived Studio C concept called the Star Stage. The concept aimed to be a complex but simple counterpart to Studio C that also bought personality into the showroom.

The Star Stage would be retired in 2012 and would be replaced with the Circles of Light in August. In September of that same year, the Chuck E. animatronic would be removed from the show to have its platform used for live performances. The animatronic would later be reused at the Port Orange, Florida location on its Circles of Light.

To accompany the Circles of Light show, a dance floor for live performances would be placed in the arcade in 2014.[1] The concept would later debut once again at the Plano, TX store in 2015 as the main attraction in the showroom and would later replace over 200 animatronic shows from 2015 to now. As of current the Circles of Light remains now has the addition of the dance floor due to the stores 2.0 remodel.

History

Remodels and Phases

The Montfort Dr. Chuck E. Cheese's opened near the now-demolished Valley View Center Mall in a freestanding building on December 21, 2001.

As the store opened in 2001 the location was subject to having the latest games package from the time, Phase III, which reused a few machines from the original 13125 Montfort Dr. location and introduced the Toddler Zone and a wider variety of machines.

The store would receive one of the first "Cool Chuck" Remodels in 2004 alongside regular game rotations.

In 2011 the store was updated and expanded on its right side. The kiddie area would be moved to the side of the showroom and would have the skills area expanded.

A minor remodel in 2015 replaced the exterior signage and interior artwork with the new "Rockstar" Chuck E. Cheese design. The remodel also saw the addition of a new games package and repainted walls.

In 2019, two large windows looking in towards the kitchen were added near the restrooms. This can most likely be explained by the first few 2.0 remodels featuring an open kitchen.[2]

For May 2023 the Montfort Dr. CEC would completely remodel once again during the ongoing 2.0 Remodel Program and would keep the Circles of Light show.

Summer Concert Roadshow

On June 22, 2023, Montfort Dr. would be visited by David McKillips, President of CEC Entertainment, and Matt Daniel of the Entertainment Department during the Summer Concert Road Show event. Fans attending would also appear in photos with Mckillps at the event.[3]

Arcade Machines

Identified Phase III Machines[4]

Kiddie

Skills

Videos

Link Description Filming / Published Date
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hQngtiQliI "Go to Chuck E. Cheese" segment in April 2002 Show. The oldest currently known footage of the store. April 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iiBJA7tkZw "Every Boy Every Girl" segment in September 2007 Show. 2007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXj8srQSWqQ Star Stage performing Ray of Sunshine. April-June 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygr2RQgEB6U Star Stage performing This is a Party. April-June 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUfSmXRwic0 Star Stage performing Hey Soul Sister April-June 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kY7VqkCMz4 Star Stage performing This is a Party. April-June 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePH6GL0ew7M Star Stage exclusive skit. April-June 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac--FjGY0i4 Birthday Show 2009 Performance. Notably, the show cuts off and starts again at 0:24. February 21, 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mDT1pxrBks Star Stage performing We Got The Beat. May 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bR9sxp9Gfds Circles of Light performing Barbecue. Earliest known Circles of Light footage. August 30, 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgMA61M1rMc Circles of Light performing Summer Time Groove. Earliest known footage of full Circles of Light setup. September 5, 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZg20k1laBs Them Bones Live performance October 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlSEsMwMQ0Y Cupid Shuffle Live Show performed on Circles of Light stage. October 3, 2012.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOQsx3u6l9E Follow Me to Fun fan-made music video. January 8, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX_gJ1n37WY April 2013 Showtape segment filmed at Montfort. April 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkN3evao4p0 That's What Makes You Beautiful live performance on the Circles of Light stage. June 4, 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-J2_IwSFsg Some kid playing Jumpin' Jackpot February 9, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG0nZwxY_wM Circles of Light performing Back in Time. June 17, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH1wBPqg53I Head Shoulders Knees and Toes Live Show being performed in front of the Circles of Light. June 17, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9h7dQJ5w7_w Do The Chuck E. Live Show being performed in front of the Circles of Light. June 17, 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vNIV4Aoadw 2017 store tour. July 15, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEh1R2nd-TQ Circles of Light performing Chuck E's Place July 18, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgovgrNIEC0 Circles of Light performing Lets Have a Party July 22, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2RrMwdMNnA Circles of Light performing Gamin' Time July 22, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NXCzUpSayA Circles of Light performing Out of This World July 25, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-mmYri9fJI Me & My Friends Live Show being performed in front of the Circles of Light. July 31, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKVb2lUOlsc Chuck E. Says Live Show being performed in front of the Circles of Light. July 31, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7VpaGifSL0 Circles of Lights performing Friendship Never Ends August 3, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d-zFUVAu-8 2018 store tour. July 21, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x_bPR8INrI Birthday Star 2018 performance. July 21, 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__QhtovWYlE Family goes to Montfort. February 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCYgrhG2E9w 2021 store tour. June 25, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZAsa-NUx7s July 2021 store tour. July 5, 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z59-ndjA6WM Circles of Light performing Join the Party August 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIgR_3M_WNw Circles of Light and North Richland Hills Studio C Alpha performing Let's Be Friends July 2022
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ct0FMtUJHQu/ Characters leaving the showroom during the Summer Concert Road Show June 22, 2023
https://www.instagram.com/reel/Ct0HFYZJ4vT/ Song of Summer being performed at the Summer Concert Road Show June 22, 2023

Gallery

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese 32M (Studio C) 155 Sent to Port Orange, Florida; Destroyed in building demolition.
Pizza Time Clock (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed in April 2010
Star Stage Flowers (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed in August 2012
Star Stage Pasqually (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed in August 2012

Walkarounds

Head Outfits & Suits Accessories Whereabouts
Chuck 2000 (Costume Head) Chuck 01 Attire (Costume Outfit) 2001 Walkaround Shoes (Costume Accessory) Unknown
Chuck 2010 (Costume Head) Chuck Avenger 1 Attire (Costume Outfit) None Unknown
Chuck 2013 1 (Costume Head) Chuck Rockstar Attire 2 (Costume Outfit) None In-Store?

References