Lowell, MA (199 Plain St)

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Lowell, MA (199 Plain St), Store #457, is a Chuck E. Cheese location that opened on May 27th, 1993, and is still around today with the CEC 2018 2.0 Remodel Program. It is located in the Meadow Brook Center.

This store opened on the same day as Miami, FL (20335 Biscayne Blvd).

History

Lowell opened May 27th, 1993, in Meadow Brook Center, with a 1-Stage. Kinetix Group Inc. produced the Show. All 5 opening day masks were from Corporate's Road Stage, designed by Jul Kamen.

Lowell would be the first 1-Stage to have a blank brick wall for Pasqually, as the other early 1-Stages would feature the "Pasqually's Amateur Hour" Art. Lowell also features minor differences in the cityscape backdrops that were changed for later versions, such as the edges of the far corners of the buildings being all green instead of the standard red that most 1-Stages would receive.

In 2001, Pasqually would receive a new mask. In 2002, Lowell would replace their Side Curtains with Lift Curtains. In the early 2000s, Helen received a new mask. Munch's hat would also be removed as early as 2001. Chuck got the Cool Chuck outfit in 2002.

Helen later got her third new mask and Chuck got the Avenger cap. Chuck's mask was replaced in January 2012. In May 2012, Lowell removed their Lift Curtains.

In August 2012, Lowell would receive the 2005 Remodel, also known as the CEC 2005 Remodel Program, and expand, rebuilding the stage in the process. This also included a major exterior remodel as well. The address would also be changed from 209 Plain St to 199 Plain St. Chuck's khakis went missing for a period at this time, before being placed back on. The Avenger cap was removed in September 2013.

In 2017, Jasper and Pasqually would receive new masks, and Chuck got a new snout and jaw. In April 2018, Lowell would receive stage parts from Newington, New Hampshire, including Helen and Munch's masks, Munch's keyboard front, Pasqually's drum set, and Pasqually's shoes, which would be placed on Jasper.

In October 2021, Lowell's original Chuck, Helen, and Jasper top halves would be removed, and replaced with Worcester's top halves. This would mark the final major change to the stage, as the stage would be removed along with North Dartmouth, MA (412-418 State Rd) in September 2023, marking the end of any MMBB stages existing in New England.

On November 1, 2023, the store held its Grand Reopening.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
1-Stage May 1993 September 2023 One of 3 1-Stages installed in Massachusetts.
Dance Floor September 2023 Still In Use 2019 Model
Video Wall September 2023 Still In Use 2021 Model
Animatronic Manufacturing date Status
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1993 Destroyed
Wink 1993 Destroyed

Gallery

Videos

Link Description Date Filmed Date Published
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK8Az2zKNsw&t=2809s Lowell's location installation mentioned in a CEC TV '93 ID spot. September 14, 1993 Dec 6th, 2020
https://youtu.be/VeFmFxGvAks Lowell performing Birthday 1995, it is the earliest footage of the stage and features all original Corporate Office Masks. 1995 January 8th, 2022
https://youtu.be/0X_KHqjEra0 Lowell during the Summer 2005 Show. July 30th, 2005 June 27th, 2016
https://youtu.be/f9mr3w2d2Qw Lowell during the April 2012 Show. June 21st, 2012 September 13th, 2017
https://youtu.be/U9zy3pSeMKI Lowell during the January 2013 Show, after receiving the 2005 Remodel. January 6th, 2013 June 15th, 2022
https://youtu.be/1oqM2m-VlMs Lowell in 2019, after receiving new/reused masks in 2017 and 2018 respectively. 2019 April 4th, 2019
https://youtu.be/LNWe3Wm02M4 Lowell in 2022, after replacing the top halves of Chuck, Helen, and Jasper with Worcester's in 2021. November 10th, 2022 December 28th, 2022
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/kq8ANoVPdMc Short Clip of "Let's Have a Party" from Show 1 2016 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/f_yrTvmK-QA Short Clip of "In the Future" from Show 3 2015 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/XhcZxS_eMPA Short Clip of "Chuck E.'s Middle Name" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/D5JVMmYxUV4 Short Clip of "The Tail of Jasper T." from Show 1 2019 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/s9k_SnGpsL8 Short Clip of "Gamin' Time" from Show 3 2016 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/XP8qEswyOpY Short Clip of "Crochet All Day" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/qBbZvPqlt5I Short Clip of "Lend a Helping Hand" from Show 5 2018 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 11th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-q4Gh-qzw Store Tour from May 2023 May 11th, 2023 May 26th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-xaHRZEXp0 "Let's Have a Party" from Show 1 2016 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 26th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OynY7Sd8ljw "In the Future" from Show 3 2015 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 26th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEw928_uLwU "Chuck E.'s Middle Name" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 26th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr3Qy6k5_LU "The Tail of Jasper T." from Show 1 2019 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 27th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xpi-Bq2U4Q "Gamin' Time" from Show 3 2016 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 27th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JtDnoR7ic "Crochet All Day" from Show 2 2021 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 27th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-Xd6bRLgm8 "Lend a Helping Hand" from Show 5 2018 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. May 11th, 2023 May 27th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPW4uEBV-eQ "Let's Have a Party" from Show 1 2016 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. August 12th, 2023 August 18th, 2023
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWFpQF79oaQ "Play All You Can Play" from Show 3 2019 being performed on Lowell's 1-Stage. August 12th, 2023 August 18th, 2023