Hicksville, NY (Delco Plaza 11-15 Hanover Place)

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The exterior of the Hicksville, NY location[1] taken after the 2.0 signage was installed on June 26, 2024. (PC: Sunrise Source)


Hicksville, NY (Delco Plaza 11-15 Hanover Place), Store #499, is a Chuck E. Cheese which opened on January 24, 1994, and is still open to this day with a 1-Stage. This location is the second-closest location to the New York metro area to retain its animatronic show, with the closest being the Nanuet, NY location, which has a Studio C Beta stage. In May of 2024, Chuck E. Cheese announced that Hicksville would be one of 5 locations to keep its stage due to the CEC Legacy Location Program.

Stages

This location opened with a 1-Stage show right before the finalized version was released. The stage had three screens instead of the usual two or one behind Munch. Chuck originally wore his tuxedo, however in the early 2000s the tuxedo and bowler cap were replaced with the Cool Chuck outfit. They also received Chuck E's avenger cap in 2007 but never received the avenger outfit. In late 2013, Chuck E's avenger cap was removed because of the new rockstar rebranding. Chuck received jeans in 2019, while keeping his Cool Chuck outfit.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
1-Stage January 24, 1994 Still in Use Perfect condition. Preserved as the company's official 1-Stage following the 2.0 remodel.
Dance Floor June 13, 2024 Still in Use 2019 Model.

History

Upon its opening, the location was featured in a CEC Special Report segment, which was included in the showtape Let The Good Times Roll.

The restaurant had an initial expansion between 2004 to 2005. The restaurant was expanded again sometime in mid-to-late 2013[2], in which it was also fully remodeled, and the entrance was reconfigured. The 2013 expansion utilized space from a Blockbuster Video location which had closed sometime between 2007 to 2011[3].

Modern Updates

In modern times, the show at Hicksville would receive multiple updates and fixes by Tyler Lead, better known as "Rockafire Moon." These would include:

  • Mechanical restorations of every character.
  • New masks made for Helen and Jasper.
  • A new snout and jaw made for Chuck.
  • New lights including inside of Pasqually's drums.
  • Tweaking Pasqually's hands to hold drumsticks in a realistic way.
  • New plastic feet for Chuck.
  • A deep cleaning of the curtains for its 2.0 Remodel. According to Tyler, this would take 9 washes and took about a week.

On June 10th, 2024, the store would begin its 2.0 Remodel.

CEC then announced on June 28th, 2024, that the Grand Reopening Party would be held on July 19th.

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
Link CEC Special Report in which the Hicksville location is announced (starting from 0:50).[4] January 1994
Link Footage of the show.[5] March 10, 2012
Link A view of the interior of the restaurant at night.[6] November 7, 2020
Link New York Times Promotional Videos of the stage in operation. 2024
Link A video of the stage performing "Song of Summer" recorded by Rockafire Moon. May 21, 2024

Gallery

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown. In store.
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown. In store.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown. In store.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown. In store.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown. In store.
Wink (Cyberamic) Unknown. In store.

References