Lakewood, CA (5151 Lakewood Blvd)

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Exterior, 2017

5151 Lakewood Blvd, Store #357 is a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on March 23, 1983 with a Rock-Afire Explosion, which is still open to this day.

This location is located in the Lakewood Shopping Center right next to the Lakewood Center Mall. They would receive Concept Unification in 1991 or 1992, and removed the 3-Stage in December of 1998 for a Studio C Alpha, which would also be removed in February 2024 after the location received the 2.0 Remodel


Lakewood opened on March 23rd, 1983, as part of an expansion of the shopping center it was in. Unfortunately, there is not much information on this location when it was a Showbiz Pizza. This location had the Rock-Afire Explosion Classic Stage. In 1988 or 1989, Lakewood would receive the 1988 remodel removing older SPP decor for newer decor, and the change to the Billy Bob stage (Showbiz Pizza Campground). Around Early 1991, Lakewood would receive Concept Unification and receive the Concept Unification decor and a new exterior. In around the Mid 1990's, Lakewood 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 December of 1998 the store's 3-Stage would be replaced by a Studio C Alpha. In the year 2000, Lakewood would receive the Phase 3 remodel and got a new exterior (Which involved an expansion of the front of the store to make room for more games) and most of the 90s decor was removed and the 2000's decor and SkyTubes was added. In Early 2009, it would undergo the 2005 update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative which involved the expansion of the exterior and store, the removal of the early 2000's posters, and the new decor and booths. In Late February 2024, the store would receive the 2.0 Remodel, where the Studio C Alpha would be removed and replaced with a Video Wall and Dance Floor, with the store hosting its Grand Reopening on April 10, 2024, which is how the store currently sits as to this day.


Originally, Lakewood had a Rock-Afire Explosion. 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. In 2000, the 3-Stage was replaced by the Studio C Alpha, which would eventually be removed in Late February 2024 in response to the store receiving the 2.0 Remodel.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion March 1983 Early 1991 7th Showbiz store to open in California.
3-Stage Early 1991 2000 One of 9 Showbiz stores in California to get Concept Unification.
Studio C Alpha December 1998 Late February 2024
Dance Floor Late February 2024 In Use 2019 Model
Video Wall Late February 2024 In Use 2021 Model


Animatronic Serial Code Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe ?-8? 1-?? Unknown
Pasqually / Dook Larue ?-8? 2-?? Unknown
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo ?-8? 3-?? Unknwon
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear ?-8? 4-?? Unknown
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella ?-8? 5-?? Unknown
Billy Bob ?-8? 6-?? Unknown
Pizzacam / Looney Bird ?-8? 7-?? Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo ?-8? 8-?? Unknown
Building / Sun ?-8? 10-?? Unknown
Moon ?-8? 11-?? Unknown
Antioch N/A Unknown
Wink N/A Unknown
Chuck E. Cheese 32m (Animatronic) Unknown Unknown
Bird (Animatronic) N/A Unknown
Pizza Time Clock N/A Unknown
Pizza Phone N/A Unknown


Link Description Filming Date
link Employee Christmas dance party in the showroom, ends with two walkarounds dancing. December 25, 1990