Houston, TX (14637 Memorial Dr)

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The store’s exterior in 2012. (PC: H-Town-West Photo Blog)


14637 Memorial Drive, Store #731 was a ShowBiz Pizza Place that opened on August 26th, 1981 with a Rock-afire Explosion, and closed as a Chuck E Cheese's on October 24th, 2012 with a 3-Stage. It relocated to the Westheimer, TX store.

History

ShowBiz Pizza Place

This location originally opened as a Showbiz Pizza Place on August 26th, 1981. Like every Showbiz Pizza location, this location featured the Rock-afire Explosion.

Chuck E. Cheese's

Memorial Drive went through Concept Unification in 1991. Not that much information is known about this store, but had received several changes/remodels on its stage and store over the years.

Around the late 90's, this location had received the Phase 3 remodel. They closed in October 2012 following the opening of the Westheimer store. After their closure in 2012, they were abandoned for a little bit with the inside being completely gutted until being taken over by a furniture store and other multiple businesses around 2013. In 2020, the furniture store closed to be replaced by a bank called Frost. As of December 2022, the bank "Frost" still exists with one business closing and becoming a Stretch Lab in 2020.

Stages

Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations did. They would have it for a few years, until around 1991, when they would undergo Concept Unification, this was the process used to turn the RAE into the CEC characters. They would have this until their closure in October 2012. This was the only location that had Cyberamic Pasqually's hands.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-afire Explosion August 1981 Around 1991 4th Showbiz Pizza Place store to open in Texas.
3-Stage Around 1991 October 2012 One of 17 Showbiz stores in Texas to undergo Concept Unification. Had Cyberamic Pasqually hands.

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 4-81 1-1 Unknown
Pasqually / Dook Larue 4-81 2-1 Unknown
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 4-81 3-1 Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 4-81 4-1 Unknown
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 4-81 5-1 Unknown
Billy Bob 4-81 6-1 Unknown
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 4-81 7-1 Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 4-81 8-1 Unknown
Building / Sun 4-81 10-1 Unknown
Moon 4-81 11-1 Unknown
Antioch N/A Unknown
Wink N/A Unknown

Arcade Machines

  • Not known currently.

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
Link A video showcasing Houston Memorial's 3-Stage back in May 1998 (Original video is private) May 23, 1998

Gallery

1986