Indianapolis, IN (8109 E Washington St)

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Exterior, 2011

8109 E Washington St, Store #714 also known as Washington was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on June 18, 1982 with a Rock-Afire Explosion, and closed on December 2011 with a 3-Stage.

This location is located near what looks to be a Former Target which was a former Ayr-Way until they moved to the Washington Square Mall in 1999. They would receive Concept Unification in 1991 or 1992, and closed on December 19, 2011 due to it being one of the last businesses in the nearly dead shopping center and then relocated to 10021 E Washington St with a Studio C 2000, 16M later that same month which is still operating to this day.


8109 E Washington St opened on June 18th, 1982 and had a Rock-Afire Explosion like every other Showbiz. Around 1991 or 1992, they would receive Concept Unification and receive the Concept Unification decor and a new exterior. In around the Mid 1990's, They would receive either Phase 1 or Phase 2 which added a lot of 1990s decor and assets such as the Record Posters and Colored Chase Lights. In the late 90's, they received the Phase 3 remodel which got a new exterior and most of the early 90s decor was removed and the late 90's and 2000's decor and SkyTubes were added. Washington was a unique store because of the very uncommon (at the time) Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza sign. They would remain like this until their closure in December 2011 because they were located in an abandoned shopping center and it did not bring enough business and then relocated to 10021 E Washington St with a Studio C 2000, 16M later that same month. After they closed, they remained vacant for a few years until a party room business named "Elegance" moved in.


After Elegance Salon de Eventos moved into the former space, it was unknown whether or not any remnants from the old Chuck E. Cheese remained, but it was soon discovered that many Chuck E. Cheese remnants were left behind, and were incorporated into the new space. Many things remained, such as fading door signs, and old wall paneling from the Chuck E. Cheese. Other remnants include red doors, and the salad bar area reused. The most important remnant, however, is how the old 3-Stage was left behind as a stage for party hosts to use. As of Feburary 2023, Elegance still has these.


Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-Afire Explosion like every other Showbiz location. In 1991 or 1992, they would undergo Concept Unification, this was the process used to convert the RAE characters into the Chuck E. Cheese characters. They would still have this stage until their closure in December 2011 due to it being in an abandoned shopping center.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion June 1982 1991-1992 4th Showbiz Store to open in Indiana.
3-Stage 1991-1992 December 2011 One of 7 Showbiz stores in Indiana to get Concept Unification. 2nd to Last 3-Stage in Indiana


Animatronic Serial Code Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 10-81 1-12 Unknown
Pasqually / Dook Larue 10-81 2-12 Unknown
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 10-81 3-12 Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 10-81 4-12 Unknown
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 10-81 5-12 Unknown
Billy Bob 10-81 6-12 Unknown
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 10-81 7-12 Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 10-81 8-12 Unknown
Building / Sun 10-81 10-12 Unknown
Moon 10-81 11-12 Unknown
Antioch N/A Unknown
Wink N/A Unknown


Chuck E. Cheese

Elegance Salon de Eventos[1]


Link Description Filming Date
Link Footage of Indianapolis' stage and game room in 1995. 1995