Laurel, MD (936 Fairlawn Ave)

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Exterior, June 2022


936 Fairlawn Ave, Store #87 is a Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese that opened on October 27, 1982 as a corporate ShowBiz Pizza Place with a Rock-Afire Explosion which is still open to this day. It is located in the Laurel Shopping Center. It was also one of the last locations to have a blue plastic masked Pizzacam before the 2.0 remodel. It is also known as the only Showbiz Pizza in Maryland.

History

Laurel opened its doors in October 27th, 1982 with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It was originally and currently a corporate-owned store. Like many other ShowBiz Pizza locations, it had a typical SPP layout seen in many other stores across the United States and would eventually receive the 1988 remodel years after it would open. Although some little documentation exists back in the ShowBiz days, it can be determined that Laurel was one of several locations to receive an Uncle Klunk show package (and a Santa Claus retrofit package as well) sometime after opening. Like many ShowBiz locations in the late 1980s, Laurel received the Showbiz Pizza Campground upgrade.

In around 1991, Laurel received Concept Unification which converted the show to Munch's Make Believe Band. In around the Mid-Late 1990's, Laurel received either Phase 1 or Phase 2 remodel which removed some early 90's decor and added new decor and SkyTubes. Laurel remained this way until 2005-06 when they received the 2005 Remodel which involved removing the Showroom Walls, balcony Seating, received a new exterior, got an expansion, and also removing some older 90's decor. In June 2022, they received the 2.0 remodel which removed the 3-Stage for the Dance Floor. As of January 2023, they still have the Dance Floor. This store was notable for having the last blue Pizzacam before receiving 2.0.

Stages

Laurel opened with the Rock afire Explosion in October 1982. Unfortunately, there are no photos or no videos to exist of Laurel with the Rock afire, or as a ShowBiz in general.

In 1991, Laurel received Concept Unification, converting the Rock afire into Munch’s Make Believe Band.

In June 2022, Laurel received 2.0 and removed the 3-Stage for the Dance Floor although being collected by SPT Distribution.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion October 1982 1991 Only Showbiz Pizza in Maryland.
3-Stage 1991 June 2022 Collected by SPT Distribution
Dance Floor + Video Wall June 2022 Still in Use 2021 Model.

Animatronics

Character Serial Status
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 1-82 1-24 Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS)
Pasqually / Dook Larue 1-82 2-24 Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS)
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 1-82 3-24 Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS)
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 1-82 4-24 Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS)
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 1-82 5-24 Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS)
Billy Bob 1-82 6-24 Unknown
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 1-82 7-24 Unknown
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 1-82 8-24 Unknown
Building / Sun 1-82 10-24 Destroyed
Moon 1-82 11-24 Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown
Wink N/A Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS)
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 10-82 7-40 Originally from Fairfax, VA.Taken to Showbiz Pizza Time Distribution Center (Topeka, KS). Sent to Charlotte, NC (7701 Pineville-Matthews Rd) in June 2024.[1]

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