Tacoma, WA (4911 Tacoma Mall Blvd)

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Tacoma's exterior in Fall 2018. (PC: Google Maps)

4911 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Store #3154/626 was a Pizza Time Theatre that opened in November 1983 (day unknown) with a Balcony show. This store was known as the last Chuck E. Cheese to house a Chuck E.'s House Facade. It is located right across from the Tacoma Mall.

Stages

They originally had a Balcony Stage when first opening, but later in the 1989/1990 they would remodel for the first time and receive the Chuck E.'s House Facade. Helen's cosmetics were replaced by 1992, around the same time, Chuck E's vest and Derby was replaced with the Tuxedo & Derby. They would still have that stage even when remodeling in the late 90's until 2003 when it was replaced by the Studio C 2000 16m. They would keep this even when remodeling to the 2005 remodel in 2011 until June 2022 when they would receive the 2.0 remodel, removing the Studio C 2000 for a Dance Floor and Video Wall.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Balcony Stage November 1983 1989/1990 One of eight Pizza Time Theatres in Washington State.
Chuck E.'s House Facade 1989/1990 2003 One of three installed in Washington State. Last C-Stage to exist.
Studio C Beta 2003 June 2022 One of five Studio C 2000s installed in Washington State (one of four 16M betas).
Dance Floor + Video Wall June 2022 Still In Use Second Dance Floor installed in Washington state. 2021 Model.

History

Tacoma opened in November 1983 near the Tacoma Mall with a Balcony Stage and as a franchised location. There are no photos of its exterior as a PTT, but they did have a Chuck E. Cheese statue inside the giant capsule like San Jose, CA (2445 Fontaine Rd) and it spun around in circles. They then remodeled to the 1988 Remodel in 1989 or 1990 when they received Chuck E.'s House Facade stage and removed old PTT decor and artwork. They remodeled again in the Mid to Late 90's adding the Skytubes, removing old 90's decor for new ones, and a change to the exterior. Strangely, they kept the Chuck E.'s House Facade stage. Then they remodeled again Phase 3 in 2003 which involved the removal of the Chuck E.'s House Facade stage for the Studio C 2000 stage, removed older decor and added new decor. They remained that way until 2011 when they received the 2005 remodel when they removed the Showroom Walls, Balcony Seating, the Chuck E. Cheese's text on the side exterior and the Chuck E. Cheese logo on the giant capsule. Before their 2005 remodel in 2011, they were bought by the corporate on July 5th, 2010, along with Lynnwood, WA (3717 196th St Suite 100). They would remain this way until June 2022 they would receive the 2.0 remodel, removing the Beta for the Dance Floor and Video Wall. Currently, as of January 2023, they still have the 2.0 remodel and the Dance Floor and Video Wall.

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
https://youtu.be/fDhgv9QYuLE Footage of Tacoma's Chuck E.'s House Facade in 2003. June 13, 2003

Gallery

Tacoma Chuck E. Statue that spun on circles

Animatronics

Animatronic Serial / Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Chuck E Cheese (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown/Destroyed
Warblettes (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Applause Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Drum Board (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) Unknown Unknown
Chuck E. Cheese 16m (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed
Pizza Time Clock (Animatronic) N/A Destroyed