Fresno, CA (3117 W Shaw Ave)

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Fresno, CA (3117 W Shaw Ave), Store #42 was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on July 18, 1983 inside the Times Square Shopping Center with a Rock-Afire Explosion, which is still open to this day with the 2.0 Remodel.



Fresno on West Shaw opened as ShowBiz Pizza Place on July 18, 1983 with the Rock-afire Explosion like every other Showbiz Pizza location. This was the 10th Showbiz Pizza store to open in California (2nd to open in the state after Dublin, Bakersfield, Pasadena, Montclair, Oceanside, Vallejo, Lakewood, Torrance, Pacific Coast Hwy, & Visalia). It was then sold to corporate on October 27th, 1986 along with Oceanside, Bakersfield, Visalia and Escondido.

Sadly, there's no documentation of Fresno on West Shaw when it was a Showbiz Pizza despite one exterior photo.

Tux Chuck and Cool Chuck Eras

Sometime in 1991-1992, Fresno on West Shaw underwent Concept Unification, and The Rock-afire was replaced by Munch's Make Believe Band, complete with all of the characters including extras such as Building, Moon, Wink, Pizzacam, and Munch Jr. Chuck E. wore his signature black tuxedo and red derby hat. Fresno on West Shaw then remodeled to Phase 1 in around 1994-1995. In 1998, Fresno on West Shaw underwent another remodel which involved the 3-Stage being removed and replaced with a Studio C Alpha.

Avenger Era

Sometime around 2006-2007, Fresno on West Shaw remodeled to the 2005 update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative, removing the Showroom Walls, Balcony Seating, and a new exterior. It is unknown of Fresno on West Shaw ever had the Cool Chuck outfit.

It's unknown when Fresno on West Shaw got the Avenger outfit. Chuck's cap was removed in 2013.

Present Day

In around 2014-2016, The Interactive Console was removed. The exterior was repainted along with the rest of the plaza in 2014-2015. Around February of 2024, the store would receive the 2.0 Remodel, receiving the Refresh version, removing their stage and adding a Dance Floor, which is how the store remains as of March 2024.


Originally, Fresno featured a Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations did, in around 1991, Fresno would undergo Concept Unification, turning the RAE into the 3-Stage. Fresno would have the 3-Stage until 1999-2000, when they would receive one of the first Studio Cs in California (Which was a Studio C Alpha). The store would eventually remove its stage in February 2024 in favor of receiving the 2.0 Remodel

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion July 1983 1991-1992 10th Showbiz Pizza store to open in California.
3-Stage 1991-1992 2000 One of 9 Showbiz Pizza stores in California to undergo Concept Unification.
Studio C Alpha 2000 February 2024 Located on the same wall as the former 3-Stage.
Dance Floor February 2024 Still In Use 2021 Model
Video Wall February 2024 Still In Use 2021 Model


Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe ?-8? 1-? Unknown
Pasqually / Dook Larue ?-8? 2-? Unknown
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo ?-8? 3-? Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear ?-8? 4-? Unknown
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella ?-8? 5-? Unknown
Billy Bob ?-8? 6-? Unknown
PizzaCam / Looney Bird ?-8? 7-? Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo ?-8? 8-? Unknown
Building / Sun ?-8? 10-? Unknown
Moon ?-8? 11-? Unknown
Antioch N/A Unknown
Wink N/A Unknown
Chuck E. Cheese 32m (Animatronic) 116 Unknown/Destroyed
Bird (Animatronic) N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Pizza Time Clock N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Pizza Phone N/A Unknown/Destroyed



Link Description Date Filmed Date Published
Link A video showcasing the Store, Games, & 3-Stage in 1997. August 20, 1997 November 29, 2008
Link Family vlog in which they visit Fresno on West Shaw. August 2018 August 7, 2018
Link Family vlog in which they visit Fresno on West Shaw. January 2019 January 10, 2019
Link "Play All You Can Play" from Show 3 2019 being performed on Fresno on West Shaw's Alpha March 2022 March 7, 2022
Link "Chuck E's Middle Name" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Fresno on West Shaw's Alpha March 2022 March 8, 2022
Link "Crochet All Day" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Fresno on West Shaw's Alpha. March 2022 March 18, 2022
Link Store Tour during "Summer of Fun 2022". June 2022 June 25, 2022
Link "Out of this World" from Show 5 2016 being performed on Fresno on West Shaw's Alpha. June 2022 June 26, 2022