Saginaw, MI (5105 Bay Rd)

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5105 Bay Rd, Store #336 was a Showbiz Pizza Place that opened on October 13, 1982 with a Rock-afire Explosion, which is still open to this day.

This converted to a Chuck E. Cheese around 1991, and converted to a Studio C Alpha in 2000 and then received 2.0 in August 2019.


Saginaw opened on October 13th, 1982 as the 2nd ShowBiz Pizza store in Michigan (2nd after Southgate, MI (15300 Toledo Rd)) with a Rock-afire Explosion show. It was originally and currently, a corporate owned store. They would later end up receiving the SPT 1988 Remodel Program removing the old Showbiz decor, and adding newer decor. In 1991, Saginaw received Concept Unification which removed the Rock-afire for the 3-Stage and removed all Showbiz decor, added new decor, and a change to the exterior. Saginaw underwent another remodel in the Late 90's which involved the removal of the Neon Signage, Blue and White Awnings, some checkers around the store, another exterior change, and the removal of the 3-Stage for the Studio C Alpha. In 2006-2007, Saginaw received the 2005 Update of the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative which removed all 1990's store art, Balcony Seating, Showroom Walls, another change to the exterior and expanded the store, and adding purple walls. In August 2019, Saginaw received the 2.0 remodel which removed the Alpha for the Dance Floor. As of June 2024, Saginaw still has the 2.0 Remodel and Dance Floor.


Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations had. In around 1991, Saginaw would undergo Concept Unification, turning the RAE into Munch's Make Believe Band. In around 1999, the 3-Stage was removed for the Alpha. In August 2019, Saginaw received 2.0 and the Alpha was removed for the Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-afire Explosion October 1982 1991 2nd Showbiz Pizza Store in Michigan.
3-Stage 1991 1999 One of 6 Showbiz Pizza Stores in Michigan to undergo Concept Unification.
Studio C Alpha 1999 August 2019 One of 6 Studio C Alphas installed in Michigan.
Dance Floor August 2019 Still in use 2019 Model.


Animatronic Serial Number Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 1-82 1-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 1-82 2-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 1-82 3-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 1-82 4-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 1-82 5-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Billy Bob 1-82 6-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 1-82 7-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 1-82 8-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Building / Sun 1-82 10-14 Unknown/Destroyed
Moon 1-82 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 Unknown/Destroyed.
Pizza Time Clock (Animatronic) N/A Unknown/Destroyed.
Pizza Phone (Animatronic) N/A Unknown/Destroyed.



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