Garland, TX (1340 W Centerville Rd)

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1340 W Centerville Rd, Store #942 also known as "Centerville" is a Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese that opened on November 3, 1982 as a corporate ShowBiz Pizza Place with a Rock-Afire Explosion.


Garland opened its doors on November 3rd, 1982 with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It was originally and currently a corporate-owned store. Like many other ShowBiz Pizza locations, it had a typical SPP layout seen in many other stores across the United States and would eventually receive the 1988 remodel years after it would open. Although very little documentation exists back in the ShowBiz days, it can be determined that Garland was one of several locations to receive an Uncle Klunk show package (and a Santa Claus retrofit package as well) sometime after opening. Like many ShowBiz locations in the late 1980s, Garland received the Showbiz Pizza Campground upgrade.

In 1991, Garland received Concept Unification which converted the show to Munch's Make Believe Band. In around the Mid-Late 1990's, Garland received either Phase 1 or Phase 2 remodel which removed some early 90's decor and added new decor and SkyTubes. In around 1999-2000, Garland received the Phase 3 remodel which removed the 3-Stage for the Studio C Alpha. Garland remained this way until sometime in 2006-2007 when they received the 2005 Remodel which involved removing the Showroom Walls, balcony Seating, received a new exterior, expanding the store, and also removing some older 90's decor. In April 2015, the store received the Phase 5 remodel which removed all Phase 4 artwork. In November 2021, they received the 2.0 remodel removing the Alpha for the Dance Floor. Currently, as of January 2023, they still have the 2.0 remodel and dance floor.


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

In 1991, Garland received Concept Unification, converting the Rock afire into Munch’s Make Believe Band.

In the early 2000's, Garland removed the 3-Stage for the Studio C Alpha stage.

In November 2021, the location received the 2.0 remodel removing the Alpha stage for the Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion November 1982 1991
3-Stage 1991 1999-2000
Studio C Alpha 1999-2000 November 2021
Dance Floor November 2021 Still in use


Character Serial Status
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 4-82 1-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 4-82 2-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 4-82 3-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 4-82 4-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 4-82 5-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Billy Bob 4-82 6-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 4-82 7-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 4-82 8-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun 4-82 10-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Moon 4-82 11-5 Unknown/Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Wink N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Chuck E. Cheese 32m (Animatronic) Unknown Destroyed
Bird (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed
Pizza Time Clock N/A Destroyed
Pizza Phone N/A Destroyed



Link Description Filming Date
Link Footage of the store's 3-Stage and arcade in 1991. June 1991