Milwaukee, WI (2701 S Chase Ave)

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Milwaukee in September 2021.


2701 S Chase Ave, Store #842 is a Chuck E. Cheese's that opened in April 1983 as a Pizza Time Theatre with a Balcony Stage.

Milwaukee was a former Pizza Time Theatre and was the third to open in the state. It was one of the select few stores that got the Cheese E. Street concept and was also the last store to feature it as it was removed more than ten years after the location opened in 1995. The location is still open, features a 1-Stage with a turntable, and retains the showroom walls and balcony even after remodeling in 2015.

Strangely, it is located in the corporate headquarters of an unrelated company called UMOS, Inc. which is in the former Kmart that closed in 2003 and originally opened on November 21st, 1971.

Stages

Milwaukee opened with the Balcony Stage and featured the Cheese Crawl underneath compared to Mr. Munch’s usual Magic Madhouse. In 1990, Milwaukee received Chuck E.’s House Facade, and in 1994, received a 1-Stage with a turntable, that is still in operation to this very day. Over the years, updates to the show included new masks in 2001 and 2002, and the eventual replacement of Chuck E.’s tuxedo with the Cool Chuck outfit, that is still on the show today. In January 2023, the entire head on Helen and Jasper’s masks were swapped for the ones from Chicago, IL which received 2.0 in August 2022.

History

As previously mentioned, Milwaukee was one of the first stores to receive and open Cheese E. Street in their game room. Cheese E. Street was removed by 1995. As for cabaret acts, Milwaukee is known to have had The King. There is currently no info on if Milwaukee ever had any other cabaret acts, or when the lounge itself was removed.

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
https://youtu.be/RG3A0jYMTWM Video showcasing the game room. January 20th, 1989
https://youtu.be/rflB41rNzSQ More footage showcasing the game room, and also the interior of Cheese E. Street with a short clip of the show. February 11th, 1989
https://youtu.be/T6KTRK8yD90 Even more footage showcasing the game room, the exterior of Cheese E. Street, and the show room. April 7th, 1990

Gallery

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) 1983 Currently in Use.
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1983 Currently in Use. Original head replaced with Chicago Fullerton’s head. Mask replaced with Skokie’s.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) February 1983 Currently in Use.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1983 Currently in Use. Mask replaced with Skokie’s.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1983 Currently in Use.
Warblettes (Cyberamic) 1983 Unknown
Clapper Board (Cyberamic) 1983 Unknown
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) 1990 Unknown
The King (Lounge) 1983 Unknown
Wink (Cyberamic) 1993 Unknown/Destroyed

References