Fairview Heights, IL (10850 Lincoln Trail)

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Fairview's exterior prior to 2.0.


10850 Lincoln Trail, Store #916 is a Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese's/Chuck E.Cheese that opened on May 23, 1984, with a Rock-afire Explosion and is still open today with the 2.0 remodel.

History

Fairview Heights opened on May 23, 1984 as a test Showbiz Pizza Place, being only 5,300 sq ft as opposed to the usual 10,000 sq ft, with the RAE stage. They later in the late 1980s received the 1988 remodel, which involved removing older decor for new decor, added checkers inside and outside the store, painted the walls, and added neon signage. In 1991/1992, Fairview Heights received Concept Unification, removing all Showbiz decor for newer decor, and removed the RAE for the 3-Stage. Between 1994-1996, they received the 1990s Major Remodel with the Phase 1 game package which involved renovating every aspect of the store. Between Winter 1997-Summer 2005, the 3-Stage was removed and replaced with Waukegan's 2-Stage, which for some reason was installed as a 1-Stage. They later received Phase 2 and Phase 3 game packages. In the late 2000s, they received the 2005 Update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative, which involved removing all 90s decor for new decor, removing the showroom walls and balcony seating, removed the dim lighting, renovated the exterior facade, and possibly expanded. Around 2019, they received the 2.0 remodel, removing the 1-Stage for a 2019 Model Dance Floor. As of July 2023, Fairview Heights remains like this.

Stages

At first, Fairview Heights had a RAE stage, as it was a Showbiz at the time. Around when Concept Unification came around in 1991/1992, it was replaced by the 3-Stage. Between Winter 1997-Summer 2005, it was replaced by the 2-Stage from the Waukegan, IL store, which closed around the same time and was installed at Fairview Heights as a 1-Stage. In 2007, Chuck's tuxedo was replaced with the Cool Chuck outfit and the Avenger hat. In Fall 2013, the Avenger hat was removed. Around 2019, the stage was removed for a 2019 Model Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
The Rock-afire Explosion May 1984 1991/1992 Second-last SPP to open in Illinois.
3-Stage 1991/1992 Winter 1997-Summer 2005 One of 10 Showbiz Pizza stores in Illinois to undergo Concept Unification.
1-Stage Winter 1997-Summer 2005 2019 From Waukegan, IL (2211 Grand Ave). Installed as a 1-Stage.
Dance Floor 2019 Still in use 2019 Model.

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Rolfe DeWolfe / Chuck E. Cheese ?-8? 1-? Replaced with 1-Stage, now unknown.
Dook Larue / Pasqually ?-8? 2-? Replaced with 1-Stage, now unknown.
Fatz Geronimo / Mr. Munch ?-8? 3-? Replaced with 1-Stage, now unknown.
Beach Bear / Jasper T. Jowls ?-8? 4-? Replaced with 1-Stage, now unknown.
Mitzi Mozzarella / Helen Henny ?-8? 5-? Replaced with 1-Stage, now unknown.
Billy Bob ?-8? 6-? Unknown / Destroyed.
Looney Bird / Pizzacam ?-8? 7-? Unknown / Destroyed.
Choo Choo / Munch Jr. ?-8? 8-? Unknown / Destroyed.
Sun / Building ?-8? 9-? Unknown / Destroyed.
Moon ?-8? 10-? Unknown / Destroyed.
Antioch N/A Unknown / Destroyed.
Wink N/A Owned by a private collector.
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) N/A Originally from Waukegan, IL. Destroyed, cosmetics owned by a private collector.
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) N/A Originally from Waukegan, IL. Destroyed, cosmetics owned by a private collector.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) N/A Originally from Waukegan, IL. Destroyed, cosmetics owned by a private collector.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) N/A Originally from Waukegan, IL. Owned by a private collector.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) N/A Originally from Waukegan, IL. Destroyed, cosmetics owned by a private collector.

Gallery

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJZJlJW9xRY

References