San Antonio, TX (238 SW Military Dr)

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Street view of the exterior in April 2019 (PC: Google Maps)

238 SW Military Dr, Store #417 was a Pizza Time Theatre that opened in September 1981 (day unknown) with a Balcony Stage and is still open to this day.

It is located next to many businesses, all were formerly a Kmart (Which in turn was a former Globe Discount City) which opened on October 19th, 1978, and closed April 13th, 2003.

This location is known for having a Pizza Time Theatre and a Showbiz Pizza within the same city.

History

San Antonio (Military) opened in September 1981 and had a Balcony Stage. It was originally a franchised location. It survived the 1984 bankruptcy and was bought on October 22, 1984, along with many other locations by corporate. Around the Late 80's, they would receive the 1988 remodel, removing old PTT decor, for some strange reason, renamedthe store to Showbiz Pizza, and received Chuck E.'s House Facade, otherwise known as the C-Stage. The Windsor Cross/Walzem location also went through this change. They also removed the Waving Flags. They would later change back to Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza in 1991-1992. They would receive either Phase 1 or Phase 2 sometime in 1997 which added a lot of 1990s decor and assets such as the Record Posters and Colored Chase Lights, removed older decor and removed the C-Stage for the 2-Stage. The Kmart then closed on April 13th, 2003. They would remain like this until 2010 when they received the 2005 remodel (Phase 4) removing the Showroom walls, Balcony Seating, relocating and rebuilding the road sign to be in front of the store, and an expansion (Which ended up relocating the stage) (Also because the store's gameroom was tiny compared to the Showroom before the remodel[1]). The sign changed to the Phase 5 sign around 2016 because of wear and tear on the old sign. They would remain like this until they received the one of the first of the 7 2.0 remodels in July 2017 removing the 2-Stage for the Dance Floor. Strangely, they kept the Phase 4 booths. As of February 2023, they still have the 2.0 remodel and the Dance Floor.

Stages

Originally when the store opened, they had a Balcony Stage like most PTT locations at the time. In the Late 80's, they would convert the Balcony into aChuck E.'s House Facade which they had until 1997 (Same year as Arlington, TX (2216 S Fielder Rd)) when it was converted in to a 2-Stage. Chuck's Outfit was then replaced with the Tuxedo & Derby. In around 2001-2002, Chuck's Derby was replaced with the red Cool Chuck hat. In around 2005-2006; Chuck's outfit was replaced again with Cool Chuck. In 2010, the 2-Stage was relocated to a new part of the store. In 2011-2012, his outfit was replaced again with the Avenger outfit. It would remain like this until July 2017 when they received the 2.0 remodel and removed the 2-Stage for a 2017 model Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Balcony Stage September 1981 Late 80's 5th Pizza Time Theatre to open in Texas
Chuck E.'s House Facade Late 80's 1997 One of 3 installed in Texas
2-Stage 1997 July 2017 One of 8 installed in Texas. Relocated to new part of store in 2010.
Dance Floor July 2017 Still in use First of the 7 2.0's. 2017 Model.

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial Code Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Warblettes (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown
Clapper Board (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown
The King / King Kat (Lounge) N/A Unknown
Wink (Cyberamic) N/A Unknown

Gallery

2002-2004

References