National City, CA (1143 Highland Ave)

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National city's exterior.

1143 Highland Ave is a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre that opened in May 1982 with a Balcony Stage and is still open today with a Dance floor.


National City opened with a Balcony Stage. Unfortunately, there is no information on it during the PTT era. In 1989/1990, the Balcony Stage was removed for Chuck E.'s House Facade. In around 1994, Chuck E.'s House Facade was removed for the 2-Stage. The stage went through minor renovations until 2011, when it got converted into a 1-Stage. In November 2023, the 1-Stage was removed for the Dance Floor and Video Wall.


National City opened in May 1982 with a Balcony Stage. Although 1 exterior photo exists, there is basically nothing known about National City during the PTT era.

In 1989/1990, National City received the '80s major remodel, removing all PTT traces and removed the Balcony Stage for Chuck E.'s House Facade.

Around 1994, National City received Phase 1, removing all 1980s decor and removed Chuck E.'s House Facade for a 2-Stage. They would later receive Phase 2/3 at later dates.

In 2007/2008, National City received the 2005 update to the CEC 2005 Remodel Program, removing all 90s decor, removing showroom walls, balcony seating, replaced the lighting, and likely relocated the stage. The store would expand in 2011, converting the 2-Stage to a 1-Stage. National City started the 2.0 remodel in November 2023. The store is currently undergoing the 2.0 remodel.


Link Description Filming Date Publish Date
(41) Chuck E. Cheese- National City (What An Improvement!) - YouTube A comparison of their stage. March 2009 February 14, 2010
(41) Chuck E. Cheese National city CA store tour - YouTube Store tour. Fall 2020 October 17, 2020




Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Destroyed
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Destroyed
Warblettes (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Applause Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Drum Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Wink (Cyberamic) Unknown Destroyed