Tinley Park, IL (16090 S Harlem Ave)

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Store after their 2.0 remodel (2023)

16090 S Harlem Ave, Store #58 was a Showbiz Pizza that opened on January 31, 1989, with Chuck E.'s House, which is still open to this day as a Chuck E. Cheese.

History

Tinley Park opened on January 31, 1989 as a merger store with one of three Rocker Stages in Illinois, the other two being in Rockford & Streamwood with the 1988 Remodel. They would remain this way until the around 1994 when they did their first remodel which involved the conversion from Chuck E.’s House to 2-Stage & the addition of 1990's store art (Removing elements from the 1988 Remodel such as The Blue & White Awnings, checkers around the store, & neon lights). When they got the 2-Stage, they replaced Chuck's outfit with the Tuxedo & Derby, and replaced Helen’s mask. In between 1999-2002, Tinley Park expanded the right side of the game room to make room for more games. Pasqually got a new mask in 2000 and Helen in 2002. In the Early-Mid 2000's, Chuck's outfit was replaced with the Cool Chuck outfit. Around this time, Jasper's PTT mask would be replaced with a new one as well. They would then remodel again to the 2005 Update of the 2003 "Cool Chuck" Reconfiguration / Major Remodel Initiative in around 2006-2007 which involved removing all 1990's store art, Balcony Seating, Showroom Walls, & adding purple walls. In April-May 2012, Tinley Park was to expand the front of the store which added a new facade, bigger windows, & even more floor space for games. In September 2022, Tinley would receive Chuck’s head, mask, two valve boards, and Pasqually’s mask from Chicago, IL (1830 W Fullerton Ave) after they removed their stage for 2.0. Originally Chuck E was going to receive the full Avenger outfit from Fullerton but in the end Chuck E kept the Cool Chuck outfit. Sometime in August 2023, the big CRT TV was replaced by a flat screen TV. In November 2023, Tinley Park's refresh remodel would begin, with the stage being removed on November 26, 2023[1] The store didn't repaint the outside or change the booths. and The location would celebrate their grand reopening in December 2023. As of January 2024, Tinley Park has the 2.0 Refresh remodel along with the 2021 Model Dance Floor and Video Wall.

Stages

Originally, the store opened with a Rocker Stage, which they had until the Mid 1990's until their first remodel. In 1994, it was converted into a 2-Stage which it had until it was removed on November 26, 2023 for the Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Chuck E.'s House January 1989 1994 One of three Chuck E.’s Houses installed. Animatronics from an unknown Pizza Time Theatre that opened in 1982/1983.
2-Stage 1994 November 26, 2023[2] One of five 2-Stages installed in Illinois. Last Cyberamic show and the last 2- Stage in Illinois.
Dance Floor November 2023 Still In Use 2021 model.
Video Wall November 29th, 2023 Still In Use

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1980s Brought to SPT warehouse
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) January 13, 1982 Brought to SPT warehouse
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1980s Brought to SPT warehouse
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1980s Brought to SPT warehouse
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1980s Brought to SPT warehouse
Wink (Cyberamic) 1994 Brought to SPT warehouse.

Gallery

Videos

Link Description Filming Date
link Originally part of January 2009 Segment 1 2009
link This is segment 4 of the April 2012 show at the 2-stage in Tinley Park, Illinois. Jun 30, 2012

References