Fort Wayne, IN (711 Coliseum Blvd)

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711 Coliseum Blvd, Store #946 is a Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese that opened on May 19, 1982 as a corporate ShowBiz Pizza Place with a Rock-Afire Explosion.


Fort Wayne opened its doors on May 19th, 1982 with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It was originally and currently a corporate-owned store. It was also the third Showbiz Pizza in the state of Indiana. Like many other Showbiz Pizza locations, it had a typical SPP layout seen in many other stores across the United States and would receive the 1988 remodel in 1989-1990 removing older SPP decor for newer decor, and an exterior change. Unfortunately, very little documentation exists back when it was a Showbiz Pizza. Like many ShowBiz locations in the late 1980s, Fort Wayne received the Showbiz Pizza Campground upgrade.

In around 1991/1992, Fort Wayne received Concept Unification which converted the show to Munch's Make Believe Band. In around the Mid 1990's, Fort Wayne received the 1992 Major Remodel with the Phase 1 Game Package which removed some early 90's decor, added new decor, & received a new exterior. In 1998, Fort Wayne received the "Phase 2" remodel removing the 3-Stage for the Studio C Alpha, older decor removed for newer decor, and SkyTubes. Fort Wayne remained this way until sometime in 2006-2007 when they received the 2005 Remodel which involved removing the Showroom Walls, Balcony Seating, and an exterior repaint. Fort Wayne would remain this way until they received the 2.0 Remodel in October 2022 removing the Studio C Alpha stage for a 2021 model Dance Floor. Currently, as of August 2023, Fort Wayne still has the 2.0 remodel and the Dance Floor.


Fort Wayne opened with the Rock afire Explosion in May 1982. Unfortunately, there are some photos but no videos to exist of Fort Wayne with the Rock afire, or as a ShowBiz in general.

In 1991-1992, Fort Wayne received Concept Unification, converting the Rock afire into Munch’s Make Believe Band.

In December 1998, Fort Wayne removed the 3-Stage for the Studio C Alpha stage.

In October 2022, Fort Wayne started the 2.0 Remodel, removing the Studio C Alpha stage and adding a Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion May 1982 1991 or 1992 Third Showbiz Pizza store to open in Indiana
3-Stage 1991 or 1992 December 1998 One of 7 Showbiz Pizza stores in Indiana to receive Concept Unification.
Studio C Alpha December 1998 October 2022 One of 4 Studio C Alphas installed in Indiana. Last 32m show in the state.
Dance Floor + Video Wall October 2022 Still In Use 2021 Model.


Character Serial Number Status
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 10-81 1-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 10-81 2-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 10-81 3-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 10-81 4-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 10-81 5-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Billy Bob 10-81 6-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 10-81 7-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 10-81 8-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun 10-81 10-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Moon 10-81 11-2 Unknown/Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Wink N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Chuck E. Cheese (32m) 022 Destroyed
Parrot (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed
Pizza Phone N/A Destroyed
Pizza Time Clock N/A Destroyed




Link Description Filming Date Published Date
Link A video showcasing the Store, Games, and 3-Stage in June 1992. As of August 2023, this is the oldest confirmed footage of Fort Wayne and only footage of the store's 3-Stage. August 30, 2020 June 20, 1992
Link "Remember That Time" from Show 1 2017 being performed on Fort Wayne's Studio C Alpha. January 2017 January 14, 2017
Link A short clip of "Holiday Medley" from Show 4 2020 being performed on Fort Wayne's Studio C Alpha. January 1, 2021 January 1, 2021
Link "Jasper's Country Classic" from Show 5 2018 being performed on Fort Wayne's Studio C Alpha. February 6, 2022 February 11, 2022
Link The Chuck E. Cheese walkaround costume dancing to "Jasper's Country Classic" from Show 5 2018. February 17, 2022 August 17, 2023
Link "Jasper's Country Classic" from Show 5 2018 being performed on Fort Wayne's Studio C Alpha. The video was put in after it was interrupted by a live show at the Methuen, MA location. February 17, 2022 (Fort Wayne) April 21, 2023
Link "Down the Road" from Chuck E. Cheese Summer of Fun 2022 Show being performed on Fort Wayne's Studio C Alpha. August 2022 August 17, 2022
Link "Barbara the Barnyard Barber" from Show 2 2020 being performed on Fort Wayne's Studio C Alpha. September 10, 2022 September 18, 2022