Fairfax, VA (9404 Main St)

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Fairfax, VA (9404 Main St), Store #84 is a Showbiz Pizza Place/Chuck E. Cheese in Fairfax Virginia.

This location opened on December 22, 1983 with a Rock-Afire Explosion and it's still open to this day.

It's located in the Pickett Shopping Center.

History

Fairfax originally opened on December 22nd, 1983, as the 4th Showbiz Pizza Store in Virginia as part of the expansion of the center it was in. Fairfax originally featured the Rock-Afire Explosion, as were all the other Showbiz locations. Fairfax would have it for a few years, but before Concept Unification, their exterior was unique as it had no Showbiz Pizza logo, but it did have the stripes near the entrance. until around 1991 or 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. In the Late 1990's, the store would receive the Phase 2 Remodel, removing older decor for newer decor, an exterior logo was added, and SkyTubes. In 2000, the 3-Stage was removed for the Studio C Alpha. Around the 2006/2007, Fairfax remodeled to the 2005 Update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative which involved the Showroom walls being torn down, the relocation of the Salad Bar, the removal of old decor for newer decor, logo exterior change, and road sign change. Fairfax remained like this until in October 2018 when they started their 2.0 Remodel which involved the removal of the Alpha for a 2017 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall. As of August 2023, Fairfax still has the 2.0 Remodel and 2017 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall.

Stages

Originally, Fairfax featured a Rock-Afire Explosion, as were all the other Showbiz locations.

In 1991/1992, they would undergo Concept Unification, turning the Rock-Afire Explosion into the 3-Stage.

In 2000, the 3-Stage was replaced with the Studio C Alpha.

In October 2018, the Studio C Alpha was removed for the Dance Floor and Video Wall as apart of their 2.0 Remodel.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion December 1983 1991/1992 4th Showbiz to open in Virginia.
3-Stage 1991/1992 2000 One of 5 to undergo Concept Unification.
Studio C Alpha 2000 October 2018 One of 5 installed in Virginia.
Dance Floor + Video Wall October 2018 Still In Use 2017 Model.

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 10-82 1-40 Unknown.
Pasqually / Dook Larue 10-82 2-40 Unknown.
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 10-82 3-40 Unknown.
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 10-82 4-40 Unknown.
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 10-82 5-40 Unknown.
Billy Bob 10-82 6-40 Unknown.
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 10-82 7-40 Sent to Laurel, MD (936 Fairlawn Ave)
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 10-82 6-40 Unknown.
Building / Sun 10-82 10-40 Unknown.
Moon 10-82 11-40 Unknown.
Antioch N/A Unknown.
Wink N/A Unknown.
Chuck E. Cheese, 32m Unknown Destroyed.
Parrot Unknown Destroyed.
Pizza Time Phone Unknown Destroyed.
Pizza Clock Unknown Destroyed.

Gallery

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
https://youtu.be/kWOmSwSPMLU As a Showbiz Pizza Place. 1987
https://youtu.be/lfM-YoQusfA Clip of the show performing Nobody Knows from The Chuck E. Cheese Show. February/March 2016
https://youtu.be/9CysCUh4I20 Store Tour Summer 2017
https://youtu.be/bTszuZFpxUo The show performing Friendship Never Ends from The Chuck E. Cheese Show. July 31st, 2017
https://youtu.be/ldyussyja4M Grand Reopening January 29th, 2019