Tucson, AZ (6130 E Speedway Blvd)

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Picture of this location shortly after a remodel. (PC: burlavin.com)



6130 E Speedway Blvd, Store #217/3197 was a Chuck E. Cheese's location in Tucson, Arizona. The store opened in April 1995 as a standalone building in the Monterey Village Shopping Center with a 1-Stage and was relocated to Tucson, AZ (6125 E Speedway Blvd) in October 2014 with a Circles of Light, 16m and still operates to this day.

This is not to be confused with the Tucson, AZ (5534 E 22nd St) Pizza Time Theatre that opened July 15th, 1980, and closed in 1987 with a Portrait Stage. This is also not to be confused with the Tucson, AZ (8616 E Broadway Blvd) Pizza Time Theatre that opened on May 4th, 1981, and closed in 1983 with a Balcony Stage.

Stages

When this store opened in 1995, they opened with a 1-Stage. They would keep this 1-Stage until closure. It was the only one in Arizona and had a turntable until closure.

History

Before the store's development began, the store was a movie theater called Cineworld 4 Theatre which opened on May 5th, 1971, and was closed around October 1994[1] with the conversion to CEC starting not long after its closure.

Tucson opened in April 1995 (After an almost 8-year hiatus from the city) with a 1-Stage with a turntable. This was Arizona's only 1-Stage. In around the Mid 2000's the store would receive an exterior repaint and a minor remodel. It would remain this way until the store's closure in October 2014 (After almost 20 years of operation, outlasting both of the city's Pizza Time Theatre stores) when it relocated across the street to 6125 E Speedway Blvd with a Circles of Light, 16m which still operates to this day, albeit without the bot.

After the store closed and moved, the location would remain vacant for a while until a gym called "Tucson Strength" took over which interestingly kept the exterior intact except for a repaint of the building and changes to the store's interior.

Gallery

1995

Videos

Link Description Filming Date Published Date
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/nvOiUIhRtv4 Only known footage of the store's 1-Stage April-June 2013 September 20, 2021

Arcade Machines

Skill

Coin Action

Kiddie

Animatronics

Animatronic Manufacturing date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1994 Destroyed
Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1994 Destroyed
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1994 Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1994 Destroyed
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1994 Destroyed
Wink (Cyberamic) 1994 Destroyed

References