Fayetteville, NC (511 North McPherson Church Rd)

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Exterior, October 26, 2023



511 North McPherson Church Rd, Store #209/3212 is a Chuck E. Cheese's that opened in November 1998 with a Studio C Alpha.

It opened as a Showbiz in August 1983 and got Concept Unification in 1991. It got turned back into a Rock-afire Explosion sometime after and got rebranded as "Billy Bob's". It closed in 1995 and reopened in November 1998 with a Studio C Alpha.

Stages

This location started with a Rock-afire Explosion and got Concept Unification in 1991. Sometime after getting Concept Unification the show got turned back into a Rock-Afire Explosion before closing in 1995/1996. When it reopened in 1998 it got a Studio C Alpha, which was the first Studio C of any kind in the Carolinas. The show was removed on September 18th, 2023, for the 2.0 Remodel.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion August 1983 1991 2nd Showbiz Pizza store to open in North Carolina.
3-Stage 1991 1995 6th to Last 3-Stage in North Carolina.
Rock-Afire Explosion 1995 1995 3-Stage was turned back into a RAE sometime after CU
Studio C Alpha November 1998 September 2023 First Studio C in the Carolinas. Last Alpha in the state.
Dance Floor + Video Wall September 2023 Still In Use 2021 Model.

History

This location opened as a Showbiz Pizza Place in August 1983 and got Concept Unification in 1991. The 3-Stage show got turned back into a Rock-afire Explosion sometime after. This location closed in 1995. While it was closed the 3-Stage got removed and replaced with a Studio C Alpha. It reopens in November 1998 with the new Studio C Alpha show.

Later on when this location got the Rockstar Chuck costume, they would use Avenger Chuck costume parts sometimes.

This location closed during Covid-19 and reopened in October 2020. When reopening, they got rid of the old avenger costume and old showtapes. The show was slowly deteriorating over time, sometimes seeing slight improvement.

2.0 would begin on September 16th, 2023. Beginning by changing the Avenger Ticket Blaster to a Rockstar Ticket Blaster and removing parts of the stage. The show was removed on September 18th with the video wall being installed shortly after. The store would receive 18 new games and the Trampoline Zone during 2.0.

On October 26th, the store would have it's grand reopening, with Pasqually making an appearance at the store.

Phases

Fayetteville NC opened in November 1998 as a Phase 3 location. This location later got Phase 4 in 2011 with an expansion to the front of the store. This location got 2.0 in September and reopened in October.

Stage Changes

1991: Concept Unification happens.

it gets turned back into a Rock-afire Explosion sometime afterwards.

1995-1998: Store closes and the 3-Stage is removed, the stage is replaced with a Studio C Alpha.

Blue screen camera and Studio C Interactive Console are removed, last known picture with them was taken in 2012.

Monitor lighting effects are removed at an unknown time, last seen in 2017.

Gemini is removed at an unknown time.

Roboscan is unplugged, one roboscan is removed.

Curtains are removed, and boom mic is removed sometime in early 2023.

2.0 starts September 16th, 2023.

Bird, Pizza Phone, and Pizza Time Clock were removed from the show September 16th, 2023.

The C Building was also removed from the cityscape on September 16th.

Chuck was removed September 18th, 2023, along with the rest of the stage.

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnRyUYQjcMk CEC Chuck E. Cheese, this is the earliest

known footage of the Fayetteville, NC show.

Aug 14, 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5a6K4e_6U4 Panning view of the showroom. February 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LE459gdK3s Together We've Got It. February 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLaUgy0pNzE Birthdays are Special February 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYxIhP1_rhg Remember That Time February 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjBqg3doYkA Song Title February 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7FeDlYg5C0 A Family vlog in which they visit Fayetteville February 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TikcM5uh2uk A tour of the location. March 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXpbDq-hveE Song of Summer 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yHbcAI8NPs Out of This World 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjFkGUg8WJ4 Dog Days of Summer 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YjnWus51-A CEC is All About Fun 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUhNlq5nHTc I Dare You Not to Laugh 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c-LOE67GdE Song Title 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLiT7lWed58 Let's Be Friends 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecP2qJ-i0z0 Beach Party Bash 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp0IYUbiNZ4 My Family November 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrExK64NrQU Let's Have a Party November 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf28EuGnwTw Lend a Helping Hand November 2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aFTxved0Hg Together We've Got It April 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJBkGohllg0 Out of This World. Some of the last footage before removal. September 16, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VitEe85Ew_M Dog Days of Summer. Some of the last footage before removal. September 16, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOnKNFQA5q Let's Be Friends. Some of the last footage before removal. September 16, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYcG6k5bx0 Down The Road. Some of the last footage before removal. September 16, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0MHhE7543s First footage of the video wall added and stage removed. September 20, 2023

Gallery

Animatronics

Fayetteville, NC started as a Showbiz Pizza Place that got Concept Unification in 1991. sometime after it got turned back into the Rock-afire Explosion before closing in 1995. When it reopened in November 1998 the 3-Stage had been removed and replaced with a Studio C Alpha. The serials for the 3-Stage bots are still unknown, along with what happened to them between 1995 and 1998. The show has been removed as of September 18th 2023.

Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe ?-8? 1-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Pasqually / Dook Larue ?-8? 2-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo ?-8? 3-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear ?-8? 4-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella ?-8? 5-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Billy Bob ?-8? 6-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Pizzacam / Looney Bird ?-8? 7-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo ?-8? 8-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Building / Sun ?-8? 10-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Moon ?-8? 11-?? Destroyed / Unknown
Antioch N/A Destroyed / Unknown
Wink N/A Destroyed / Unknown
Chuck E. Cheese 32m (Animatronic) 016 Owned by a Private Collector
Bird (Animatronic) N/A Owned by a Private Collector
Pizza Time Clock N/A Owned by a Private Collector
Pizza Phone N/A Owned by a Private Collector

Trivia

  • Before Franchised CECs were renumbered to four digit numbers in 2010, Fayetteville was Store #209 according to the old chuckecheese.com website from 2009. It was renumbered to Store #3212 when Corporate renumbered Franchised stores with four digit numbers. The store number is now the store number for the Fargo, ND location after it was bought out by Corporate.