Kowloon, Hong Kong, China (96 Granville Rd)

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96 Granville Road, Hilton Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong was a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre (出奇老鼠) that opened in December 1982 with a Balcony Stage, which closed in 1988.

Kowloon's exterior in 1986.

This store was the first of Asian Pizza Time Theatres, being franchised by Happy World Co., Ltd.

Stages

Opened with a small balcony stage and a single cabaret act. Balcony dropped Mr. Munch's Magic Madhouse for unknown reasons. A sheet of window-like plastic was put over the characters to prevent kids from climbing onstage. Special Chinese nametags were created. Starting in 1983, special showtapes were created for Hong Kong stores, with all of the characters speaking standardized Chinese.

Cabaret Act

Opened with a cabaret act, the character present unknown. Special Chinese showtapes were created for the characters, all of them yet to be found.

History

Kowloon opened to the public in December 1982 in the Hilton Towers in East Kowloon. Supporting advertisements ran throughout it's operation, supporting the catchphrase "薄餅樂園開心地,出奇老鼠錫晒你".

Renovation

Between 1986 and 1988, the Hilton Tower shopping complex would go under a huge exterior renovation. It's unknown if the interior was affected.

Closure

Kowloon would close permanently in 1988, with the rest of the Pizza Time Theatres in Hong Kong closing a year later. A large majority of the Pizza Time Theatres were converted into The Wonderful World of Whimsy, a brand created by the Franchisee, Happy World Co., Ltd.

Arcade Machines

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP0QSdgJJm4&ab_channel=VCRCommercial%E5%BB%A3%E5%91%8A%E9%A0%BB%E9%81%93 Commercial shot for the Hong Kong PTTs. Shows Kowloon's exterior 1986
Unknown. Video shot by a local Hong Kong news station. Shows exterior and shots of the theatre. Unknown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kLx_J1ufag&ab_channel=%E4%BD%95%E9%B4%BB%E5%BE%B7 Commerical shot to promote Hong Kong PTTs. 1986
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5BWdjrgyRo&ab_channel=jcyl141104 Commerical shot to promote Hong Kong PTTs. 1986
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seqqb7r5PlM&ab_channel=CECUNKNOWN2 Footage of ether Aberdeen or Kowloon's balcony stage in an arcade following their closure. 1989

Gallery

TBD.

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Warblettes Unknown Unknown

References

TBD.