Owensboro, KY (4736 Frederica St)

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Owensboro's exterior as a Showbiz Pizza.

4736 Frederica St was a Showbiz Pizza that opened in October 6th, 1985 with a Rock-Afire Explosion and closed in November 1995 (day unknown) with a 3-Stage.


Owensboro opened on October 6th, 1985 as a franchised Showbiz Pizza Place with a Rock-Afire Explosion. Owensboro stayed the same after opening until in the Late 80's when they received the 1988 remodel removing older SPP decor and adding newer SPP decor. The location was bought in 1990 (month and day unknown) by the corporate along with Simi Valley, CA (71 Tierra Rejada Rd). In 1991, they received Concept Unification which involves the removal of the Rock-Afire Explosion for the 3-Stage, the removal of all SPP decor, and the addition of a new exterior and CEC decor. They remained like this until they closed in November 1995 for unknown reasons. In 1997, the location was transformed into a Cici's Pizza with all CEC remnants removed. It was very short lived, and it closed in 1999. In 2000 or 2001, it became a Buffalo Wild Wings. Currently, as of February 2023, the Buffalo Wild Wings is still there.


Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-Afire Explosion. Unfortunately, there are exterior and interior photos as a Showbiz Pizza, but there are no photos of the exterior or interior as Chuck E. Cheese and there was one video of Owensboro's 3-Stage, but it was lost as it came from a deleted Instagram account.

In 1991, they received Concept Unification which turned the Rock-afire Explosion into Munch's Make Believe Band. The 3-Stage remained until the November 1995 closure.

Stage Installed Removed
Rock-Afire Explosion October 1985 1991
3-Stage 1991 November 1995


Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Billy Bob N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Moon N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Antioch N/A Unknown/Destroyed
Wink N/A Unknown/Destroyed.



Youtube Videos


Video Link Description Filming/Publish Date Credit To
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUlZyRhy8Y4 A video documenting Owensboro's history. October 30th, 2021 Nathan Spies