Hampton, VA (4027 W Mercury Blvd)

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Store Exterior After Closing (June 2023)



4027 W Mercury Blvd was a Pizza Time Theatre/Chuck E. Cheese that opened in May 1982 (day unknown) as a corporate Pizza Time Theatre with a Balcony Stage and closed in May 2002 with the 2-Stage.

It was located in the Hampton Plaza Shopping Center. This store relocated to Hampton, VA (5 Towne Centre Way) which is still open to this day with a 2021 Model Dance Floor + Video Wall.

History

Pre-CEC (August 21st, 1962 - 1977)

The original Chuck E. Cheese in Hampton, VA was originally a part of the GEX. It closed in 1977 and the portion became abandoned for 6 years until the CEC moved to the former space in May 1982.

Chuck E. Cheese (May 1982 - May 2002)

Hampton opened its doors in May 1982 with a Balcony Stage. It was originally a franchised-owned Pizza Time Theatre location. In 1989/1990, Hampton would receive the 1988 remodel and removed older decor for newer decor, an exterior change, and the removal of the Balcony Stage for Chuck E.'s House Facade. In the Early 90's, Hampton would receive a minor remodel, this time another change to the exterior, older decor removed for newer ones, and Chuck E.'s House Facade being removed for the 2-Stage. In the Late 90's, they would receive yet another remodel, which changed the exterior again, and added SkyTubes. Hampton remained like this until 2002 when they relocated. After they relocated, Hampton was abandoned for a year or two until they became a clothing store named Citi Trends. The exterior sign was changed in 2016. Currently, as of February 2023, the Citi Trends is still there with the Chuck E. Cheese's logo label scar intact although very hard to see due to old age. The text where it used to read "Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza" is long gone as it has faded completely.

Stages

When Hampton opened, it housed a Balcony Stage like the other Pizza Time Theatres that opened at the time.[1] Sometime in 1989/1990 they converted the Balcony Stage into Chuck E.’s House Facade, otherwise known as the C-Stage. This location would get a 2-Stage installed in 1993

In May 2002, Hampton relocated to their current location and their 2-Stage was sent to Florence, KY until they got 2.0 in March 2022.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Balcony Stage May 1982 1989/1990 2nd Pizza Time Theatre to open in Virginia.
Chuck E.'s House Facade 1989/1990 1993 One of two installed in Virginia.
2-Stage 1993 May 2002 One of 6 installed in Virginia, later sent to Florence, KY.

Animatronics

Character Serial Number Status
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Later at Florence, KY, then Destroyed
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Later at Florence, KY, then Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Later at Florence, KY, then Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Later at Florence, KY, then Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Later at Florence, KY, then Destroyed
Warblettes (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Applause Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Drum Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown / Destroyed
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown / Destroyed
Wink (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown / Destroyed

Gallery

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
Link CEC Fractured Classics Segment 4, Segment 2, Dancing in the Street Birthday, Beach Boys Birthday showroom footage. Brief shots of entrance and gameroom. Between January and March of 1989
Link Birthday Star '92 (No Chuck Ver.) showroom footage. Some time after September 1993.
Link The Totally Awesome Kids Show Segment 2 showroom footage. Between April 22nd to August of 1996

References