Evansville, IN (559 N Green River Rd)

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The store's exterior as of today. (PC: Adam Kunkel)

559 North Green River Road, Store #60 was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on December 21, 1982, as a corporate store with a Rock-Afire Explosion Classic Stage, which is still open to this day. It is located in an unnamed shopping center and across from the Eastland Mall. It also opened on the same day as Dearborn, MI (24399 Michigan Ave).


Evansville opened on December 21st, 1982, as the 8th Showbiz Pizza Place in Indiana (8th after Indianapolis Greenwood, Terre Haute, Mishawaka, Old Indianapolis East Washington, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis Castleton and Indianapolis Georgetown/Lafayette) as a corporate-owned store. Evansville originally featured the Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations did. Evansville would have it for a few years, until around 1991/1992, when they would receive the 1988 remodel, receiving Concept Unification, where the Rock-afire Explosion characters were changed to the Chuck E. Cheese characters, and removing all SPP decor for newer decor, adding the Blue and White awnings, and the checkers. In the mid 1990s, Evansville received a minor remodel removing older CU decor for the Record Posters and Colored Chase Lights. Around the Late 90's, Evansville would receive the Phase 2 remodel, removing older decor for newer decor, removing Blue and White awnings, removed checkers, and adding SkyTubes and Toddler Zone. Evansville received the 2005 update to the 2003 Remodel in 2006-2007 replacing older decor with newer decor, removing Showroom Walls, Balcony Seating, replacing the stage, removed Toddler Zone, and relocating some of the games, kitchen area, and SkyTubes. Evansville would remain like this until April 2022, when they would receive the 2.0 remodel, this involved removing the Studio C Cappa stage and replacing it with a Dance Floor + Video Wall. Currently, as of November 2023, Evansville still has the 2.0 remodel and Dance Floor + Video Wall.


Originally, Evansville featured a Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations did. In 1991/1992, they would undergo Concept Unification, turning the Rock-Afire Explosion into the 3-Stage. Evansville would have the 3-Stage until in 2006-2007, when they would receive a Studio C Cappa.

In April 2022, Evansville would replace their Cappa with a Dance Floor and Video Wall, as part of their 2.0 remodel.

Currently, as of May 2023, Evansville still has the 2.0 Remodel and Dance Floor + Video Wall.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion December 1982 1991/1992 8th Showbiz Pizza to open in Indiana.
3-Stage 1991/1992 2006/2007 One of 7 Showbiz Pizza stores in Indiana to undergo Concept Unification.
Studio C Cappa 2006/2007 April 2022 One of 5 Studio C Cappas in Indiana.
Dance Floor + Video Wall April 2022 Still In Use 2021 Model.


Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Pasqually / Dook Larue N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Billy Bob N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Pizzacam / Looney Bird N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Building / Sun N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Moon N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Wink N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Chuck E. Cheese 16m (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed.