New Orleans, LA (3701 General DeGaulle Dr)

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Exterior, March 2023


3701 General Degaulle Dr, Store #684 was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on February 23, 1981 with a Rock-Afire Explosion, which is still open to this day.

This location converted to a Chuck E. Cheese around 1991, and received 2.0 in 2023. It is located in the Cypress Plaza Shopping Center and was the 10th Showbiz Pizza to open.

History

New Orleans opened on February 23rd, 1981 as the 1st ShowBiz Pizza store in Louisiana with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It is located next to 3 hotels and it was also a franchised location. They would later end up receiving the 1988 Remodel removing the old Showbiz decor, and adding newer decor. In 1991, New Orleans received Concept Unification which removed the Rock-Afire for the 3-Stage, removing all Showbiz Pizza decor for the new decor, and a change to the exterior. New Orleans underwent another remodel in the Late 90's removing older decor, another exterior change, and added SkyTubes. In Mid 2006-Early 2007, New Orleans received the 2005 update to the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative which removed all 1990's store art, Balcony Seating, Showroom Walls, an exterior remodel, and adding purple walls. In February 2023, the store would start their 2.0 Remodel. The show was removed the night of March 7, 2023.

Stages

Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations had. In around 1991, New Orleans would undergo Concept Unification, turning the RAE into Munch's Make Believe Band.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
RockAfire Explosion February 1981 1991 10th Showbiz Pizza Store, 1st to open in Louisiana.
3-Stage 1991 March 7, 2023 One of 5 Showbiz stores in Louisiana to undergo Concept Unification. Last 3-Stage in Louisiana.
Dance Floor + Video Wall March 7, 2023 Still In Use. 2021 Model.

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 10-80 1-4 Owned by a private collector
Pasqually / Dook Larue 10-80 2-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 10-80 3-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 10-80 4-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 10-80 5-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Billy Bob 10-80 6-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 10-80 7-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 10-80 8-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun 10-80 10-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Moon 10-80 11-4 Unknown/Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Wink N/A Owned by a private collector

Gallery

Videos

Link Description Footage Date Upload Date
https://www.instagram.com/p/BP5nPSgFehY/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D Birthday show. 1991? January 30, 2017
https://youtu.be/Ei5qxue7Wrk Birthday party July 21, 2002 March 21, 2016
https://youtu.be/B-hzfF7TwSc Birthday party. November 29, 2004 September 5, 2022
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMTkPYqUv7Q Shaky footage of show playing January 2007. N/A February 20, 2007