La Mesa, CA (5500 Grossmont Center Dr)

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Street view of the exterior in October 2021 (PC: Google Maps)

5500 Grossmont Center Dr, Store #405 is a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza that opened on August 2, 1993 with a 1-Stage, which is still open to this day.

This location is the last location that still says "Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza" on the building, and the second-to-last to have the text at all, with Altoona, PA (3415 Pleasant Valley Blvd) having the logo on the sidewalk sign.

This store is possibly a relocation of El Cajon, CA (310 Fletcher Pkwy) Pizza Time Theatre, as it was only 10 minutes away from La Mesa's CEC. That store opened in May 1982 with a Balcony Stage and closed in 1993 (Possibly a few weeks or so before La Mesa's opening) with a Chuck E.'s House Facade (C-Stage) which was next to Kmart (The building was demolished for Home Depot sometime after Kmart closed in 2004).

With the acquiring and future redevelopment of Grossmont Center (The mall the La Mesa CEC is a part of) by a real estate firm in 2021, the La Mesa store may close by 2025. The sign fell off on November 2022 and was replaced with a reproduced version of the sign very recently.


La Mesa opened on August 2, 1993 with the 1988 remodel and a 1-Stage. They received Phase I not long after in likely 1995/1996. La Mesa stayed like this for many years. Around 2018/2019, some 1993 remodel decor was thrown away and replaced with 2005 remodel artwork, which caused controversy. As of September 2023, La Mesa's stage remained though non-operational. The location will possibly close before 2025.


La Mesa opened with a 1-Stage, which is still there to this day, but is in very poor condition, with some videos in 2022 show the character cables for Munch and Pasqually being switched.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
1-Stage August 1993 Still In Use Very poor condition


Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Currently In Use
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Currently In Use
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Currently In Use
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Currently In Use
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Currently In Use

Current Games

Game Installed Location
Harpoon Lagoon 2010's Main gameroom
The Price is Right Shell Game 2010's Main gameroom
Bop 2 Win 2010's Main gameroom
Super Bikes 3 2-P 2010's Main gameroom
Intermission 2010's Main gameroom
Willy Crash 2010's Main gameroom
Jam Session 2010's Main gameroom
Hat Trick 2010's Main gameroom
Jumpin' Fantasy 2000's Main gameroom
Beach Bounce 2010's Main gameroom
Pac-Man Chompmania 2010's Main gameroom
Circus Ball Drop 2010's Main gameroom
Water Blast 2-P 2000's Main gameroom
NFL 2-minute Drill 2000's Main gaemroom
Alley Roller Classic 4-P 2010's Main gameroom
Chuck E.'s All-Star Hoops 2-P 2010's Main gameroom
Birthday Party 2010's Main gameroom
Dead Storm Pirates (upright) 2010's Main gameroom
The Revenge of Hammerhead 2010's Main gameroom
Simpsons Soccer 2010's Main gameroom
Angry Birds 2010's Main gameroom
Baseball Pro Junior 2010's Main gameroom
Pop It For Gold 2000's Main gameroom
Chuck E.'s Rubble Bubble 1990's Main gameroom
The Ghost Hunter 2000's Main gameroom
Fishbowl Frenzy 2010's Main gameroom
Slam A Winner 2010's Main gameroom
Big Win Super Spin 2010's Main gameroom
Big Bass Wheel Pro 2010's Main gameroom
Wheel of Fortune 2010's Main gameroom
Red Hot 2010's Main gameroom
Crossbow Master 2010's Main gameroom
Flying Tickets 2010's Main gameroom
Terminator Salvation 2010's Main gameroom
Tight Rope 2010's Main gameroom
Golden Empire 2010's Main gameroom
Ice Cube 2010's Kiddie area
Chameleon Paradise 2010's Kiddie area
Surf Van 2010's Kiddie area
Rescue Hero 2010's Kiddie area
Hit Music 2010's Kiddie area
Yellow Sports Car 2010's Kiddie area
Popcorn 2010's Kiddie area
Goalie All-Stars Air Hockey 2010's Kiddie area
Sketch Book 2000's Kiddie area
Jett Rider 2010's Kiddie area
NBA Hoop Troop 2010's Kiddie area
Spider-Bot 2010's Kiddie area
Giraffe Play 2010's Kiddie area
CEC Color Photo Ride 2010's Kiddie area
Buster Bubbles 2010's Kiddie area
Hammer 2 2000's Kiddie area
Ice Age Ice Breaker 2010's Kiddie area

Past Games