North Richland Hills, TX (7935 Grapevine Hwy)

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Exterior of the location in 2022 after the awnings were removed.

7935 Grapevine Hwy, Store #579 is a Showbiz Pizza/Chuck E. Cheese that opened on April 7, 1982 as a corporate ShowBiz Pizza Place with a Rock-Afire Explosion.


North Richland Hills opened with the Rock afire Explosion in April 1982. Unfortunately, there are no photos or videos to exist of North Richland Hills with the Rock afire, or as a ShowBiz in general. Although very little documentation exists back in the ShowBiz days, it can be determined that North Richland Hills was one of several locations to receive an Uncle Klunk show package (and a Santa Claus retrofit package as well) sometime after opening. In January 1985, this location tested the one of a kind Country Stage. Like many ShowBiz locations in the late 1980s, North Richland Hills received the Showbiz Pizza Campground upgrade.

Around 1991, North Richland Hills received Concept Unification which converted the show to Munch's Make Believe Band, also keeping their SPP valance up to when they would receive a Studio C, in 2000.[1]

The stage would remain until around May 2023 when the stage was removed as the store received the 2.0 remodel.


North Richland Hills opened its doors in April 7th, 1982 with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It was originally and currently a corporate-owned store. Like many other ShowBiz Pizza locations, it had a typical SPP layout seen in many other stores across the United States and would eventually receive the unification remodel years after it would open.

In the Mid-90s the location would receive another major remodel, at the same time receiving Phase 1. Little is known about this location in the 1990s other than the very few videos that has surfaced onto the internet.[1]

Sometime in 2006/2007, the location received the Cool Chuck Remodel, later having its front expanded into the preexisting parking spaces in 2010which involved erecting a new facade and awnings.

On July 27th, 2019; Chuck E. Con 2019 would be hosted at the location which was also hosted at the White Settlement, TX location the day before.

Between 2019-2021, Bird & the Apple TV were removed for unknown reasons.

Then in around 2021-2022, the awnings were removed from the building.

In May 2023, the stage was removed as this location received the 2.0 remodel.


Link Description Filming Date Published Date
Link Family Visit. Awesome Adventure Machine (Show) was playing on that day. August - November 1996 April 1, 2023
Link Everybody Have Fun Tonight (April 2012 Show) April/June 2012 June 4, 2012
Link Out of this World from Show 5 2016 being performed on North Richland Hills' Alpha during Chuck E Con 2019 July 27, 2019 July 31, 2019
Link A clip of the North Richland Hills' Alpha can be soon in this video from Chuck E. Con 2019 as it was the location where Day 2 of the event was hosted. July 27, 2019 August 24, 2019
Link "Keep Drummin" from Show 1 2016 being performed on North Richland Hills' Alpha. January 2022 January 28, 2022
Link Store Tour of the store from March 2022 March 2022 March 22, 2022
Link "Game On" from Show 1 2020 being performed on North Richland Hills' Alpha. April 2022 May 3, 2022



Character Serial Status
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 7-81 1-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 7-81 2-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 7-81 3-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 7-81 4-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 7-81 5-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Billy Bob 7-81 6-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 7-81 7-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 7-81 8-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun 7-81 10-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Moon 7-81 11-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Wink N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Chuck E. Cheese 32m (Animatronic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Bird (Animatronic) N/A Owned by a Private Collector
Pizza Time Clock N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Pizza Phone N/A Unknown/Destroyed