East Hanover, NJ (145 Route 10)

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2.0 of Exterior

145 Route 10 is a Chuck E. Cheese that opened on October 31, 1994, with a 1-Stage, which is still open to this day as a 2.0.

History

The building East Hanover occupies was built in 1993 as a two floor multi-store complex building and a parking garage directly behind it. The second floor, unlike the first, has two sides separated by a wall which can be accessed by elevators on both sides of the building (and post 2009, inside the Chuck E Cheese). The AMC Theater next to it was the first store to open in that little plaza in December 1993 and stores opened in the building afterward. The CEC opened as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza on October 31, 1994, with a 1-Stage. Due to New Jersey's gambling laws, there weren't any ticket redemption for game. According to a former employee, East Hanover had Helen and Jasper walkarounds in the 90's.

In Mid 2009, around the same time as Edison, NJ (1120 Route 1), East Hanover received the Phase 4 remodel, removing showroom walls, balcony seating, replaced 90s decor with Phase 4 posters and artwork, added purple walls, changed the exterior, and most notably, relocated the 1-Stage and added a second floor to the location. The Golftec that previously occupied the second-floor space CEC took over moved next door prior to the remodel.

It was planned to get a Circles of Lights stage in the mid 2010's similar to Edison but was cancelled upon the announcement of 2.0 in 2017.

Starting in October 2022, the location received the 2.0 remodel, removing the 1-Stage for a Dance Floor and Video Wall. As of August 2023, East Hanover remains like this.

Stages

Stage Installed Removed Notes
1-Stage October 1994 October 2022 One of six in New Jersey.
Dance Floor + Video Wall October 2022 Still In Use 2021 Model.

Gallery

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1993 Owned by a private collector. Fur and ear portion of mask at Edison.
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1993 Owned by a private collector. Cosmetics at Edison.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed. Remains owned by private collector.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed. Remains owned by private collector. Mask at Edison.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed. Remains owned by private collector. Drum set at Edison.