Waukegan, IL (2211 Grand Ave)

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2211 Grand Ave was a Pizza Time Theatre that opened in Early 1983 with a Balcony Stage and closed as a Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza in January 1997 with a 2-Stage.

Stages

Waukegan opened with a Balcony Stage. In 1989-1990, they received a C Stage. In 1994, Waukegan would receive a 2-Stage, this being their final stage.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Balcony Stage Early 1983 1989/1990 One of many installed in Illinois.
Chuck E.'s House Facade 1989/1990 1994 One of three installed in Illinois.
2-Stage 1994 January 1997 One of five 2-Stages installed in Illinois. Show sent to Fairview Heights to be converted into a 1-Stage.

History

Not much is known about Waukegan other than the facts previously stated. It can be assumed that their lounge act was The King, like most new PTTs at the time. Waukegan closed in January 1997, followed by an auction on January 25th. Their show was sent to Fairview Heights, Illinois, where it was installed and used up until Fairview Heights got 2.0 in 2019.

Gallery

It is unknown if there are photos of the location.

Animatronics

After Waukegan closed in January 1997, their show was excluded from the auction. This was because it was sent to Fairview Heights, Illinois to replace their 3-Stage in 1997-2005.

Animatronic Manufacturing Date Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Sent to Fairview Heights. Removed in 2019, Destroyed. Cosmetics owned by a collector.
Guest Star / Helen Henny (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Sent to Fairview Heights. Removed in 2019, Destroyed. Cosmetics owned by a collector.
Mr. Munch (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Sent to Fairview Heights. Removed in 2019, Destroyed. Cosmetics owned by a collector.
Jasper T. Jowls (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Sent to Fairview Heights. Removed in 2019, owned by a collector.
Pasqually (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Sent to Fairview Heights. Removed in 2019, Destroyed. Cosmetics owned by a collector.
Warblettes (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Unknown.
Waving Flags (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Unknown.
Applause Board (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Unknown.
Drum Board (Cyberamic) 1982/1983 Unknown.
Singing Flowers (Cyberamic) 1989/1990 Unknown.
The King / King Kat (Lounge) 1982/1983 Unknown.
Wink (Cyberamic) 1994 Unknown.

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