Mentor, OH (7900 Plaza Blvd)

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Mentor's Exterior in the Late 80s

Mentor, OH (7900 Plaza Blvd) was a Pizza Time Theatre which opened in June 1982 with a Balcony Stage. It should not be confused with Mentor, OH (8000 Plaza Blvd), which is the current Chuck E. Cheese's location that opened on July 20th, 1998 with a 1-Stage and is still open to this day.

This location, alongside Akron, Huntington Beach, Boardman, and another unknown store would be previewed in a video showcasing the 1986 SPT Remodel Program benefits.

Mentor would eventually become one of 5 Pizza Time Theatres to be rebranded as Marc's Funtime Pizza Palace. It was located in the Erie Commons Shopping Mall.


Pizza Time Theatre

Mentor opened as a Pizza Time Theatre in June 1982 with a Balcony Stage and also featured The King, and Dolli Dimples. In 1988-1989, Mentor received the 1988 Remodel removing the Balcony Stage in favor of Chuck E.’s House Facade, adding Blue and White awnings, replacing some decor with newer decor though some stayed behind, and checkers. Mentor stayed like this until the franchise owner left and was purchased in December 1991 by Marc Glassman.

Marc's Funtime Pizza Palace

In December 1991, Marc Glassman, owner of the Marc's grocery chain, purchased the Mentor Pizza Time Theatre when the franchise owner left the area, and the store was converted to Marc's Funtime Pizza Palace. He also purchased the Boardman, Akron, Columbus (Columbus Square), and North Olmsted locations. Like the other Marc's locations, Mentor location would keep the existing stage, but convert the characters into Marc, Rita, Ally, Fletch, and Chops. Mentor would end up closing in 1996.


Animatronic Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) Retrofitted in 1991.
Guest Star/Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Retrofitted in 1991.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Retrofitted in 1991.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Retrofitted in 1991.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Retrofitted in 1991.
The King Unknown.
Dolli Dimples Unknown.
Marc (Chuck E. Cheese Retrofit) Owned by a private collector.
Rita (Helen Henny Retrofit) Destroyed in 1996.
Ally (Mr. Munch Retrofit) Destroyed in 1996.
Fletch (Jasper T. Jowls Retrofit) Destroyed in 1996.
Chops (Pasqually Retrofit) Destroyed in 1996.



Link Filming Date Publish Date
[1]A promotional video for Pizza Time Theatre shot at Mentor. Unknown Aug 14, 2006
[2] A shot of Mentors exterior can be seen. Unknown Aug 17, 2006
[3] A video of Mentor after converting into a Marc's Funtime Pizza Palace. Unknown Nov 2, 2008