Richmond, VA (10430 Midlothian Turnpike)

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Richmond months after they completed their 2.0 remodel. (PC: Google Maps)

10430 Midlothian Turnpike, Store #652 is a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant that opened as a Showbiz Pizza on May 1, 1990, with a Rock-Afire Explosion, which is still open to this day.

This location is notable for being the last Showbiz Pizza location to open, as Concept Unification would be happening around this time, this location would very shortly after convert to a 3-Stage in Fall 1992, which was removed in January 2023. Richmond was the 10th last 3-Stage.


Showbiz Pizza Place 1990-Fall 1992

The location would open on May 1, 1990, as the very last Showbiz Pizza Place location with a Rock-afire Explosion show. This location would end up receiving Concept Unification around August to September of 1992.

Chuck E. Cheese's Fall 1992-Present

The location would become a Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza location around August to September 1992. It is currently unknown when exactly this location received the Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 remodels, however the store would receive the 2005 Avenger redesign between 2005-2006. The location would receive 2.0 in January 2023.


Originally, the store had a Rock-Afire Explosion, the location the stage came from was Surfside Beach, South Carolina, in which that came from Park Ridge, Illinois. They would have the stage for a short time, until 1992, when they would undergo Concept Unification, turning the RAE into Munch's Make-Believe Band. Their 3-Stage had the MMBB logo from the Road and 2-Stages. In 2017, their Pizzacam was repaired by Connor L who replaced the cosmetics with new ones but was removed after the tolomatic was considered unrepairable with the cosmetics being returned as of a result. In January 2023, the 3-Stage was removed as part of their 2.0 remodel. It was formerly the last 3-Stage in the state of Virginia, after Roanoke received 2.0 in July 2022.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion 1990 Fall 1992 From Park Ridge, Illinois & later Surfside Beach, SC. Last Showbiz Pizza Store opened.
3-Stage Fall 1992 January 2023 One of 5 Showbiz locations in Virginia to receive Concept Unification. Formerly last in Virginia. 10th last 3-Stage
Dance Floor + Video Wall January 2023 Still In Use First 3 stage to receive 2.0 in 2023. 2021 Model.


TODO: Gallery


Link Description Published Date / Filming Date Video of the 2002 3-stage diagnostics 11/22/22 Holiday 22' All I want For Christmas Is Snow 11/22/22 A video of Friendship Never Ends on the

Show 4 2015



Animatronic Serial Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 4-82 1-23 Unknown / Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 4-82 2-23 Unknown / Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 4-82 3-23 Unknown / Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 4-82 4-23 Owned by Private Collector.
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 4-82 5-23 Unknown / Destroyed
Billy Bob 4-82 6-23 Unknown / Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 4-82 7-23 Mech Destroyed. The Mask and Camera Housing are Owned by a Private Collector.
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 4-82 8-23 Unknown / Destroyed
Building / Sun 4-82 10-23 Owned by Private Collector.
Moon 4-82 11-23 Destroyed
Antioch N/A Destroyed
Wink N/A Owned by technician