Wilmington, DE (3601 Silverside Rd)

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3601 Silverside Rd was a ShowBiz Pizza Place that opened on March 3, 1983, with a Rock-Afire Explosion, and closed as a Chuck E Cheese's on October 12, 2020.

This location received Concept Unification in the early 1990's and replaced the 3-Stage with a Circles of Light from San Antonio, TX (6874 Ingram Rd) in 2017. This location reopened as a Chuck E. Cheese on October 2, 2022, with a Dance Floor + Video Wall, which is still open to this day.


TODO: History


Originally when the store opened, they had a Rock-Afire Explosion, as all other Showbiz locations had. In the early 1990's, the store would undergo Concept Unification, turning the RAE into Munch's Make-Believe Band. On September 16th, 1996, the store was bought out by Corporate. They would have the 3-Stage until September 2017, when they would receive the Circles of Light stage from the San Antonio, TX (6874 Ingram Dr), which received one of the first 2.0 remodels because of a faulty sprinkler system; damaging the 3-Stage and causing its removal. They would have the stage until October 12, 2020, when they would close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On October 2nd, 2022, they reopened the store as a 2.0 with a Dance Floor.

Stage Installed Removed Notes
Rock-Afire Explosion February 1983 1991-92 Only ShowBiz in Delaware
3-Stage 1991-92 September 2017 Only 3-Stage in Delaware until removal.
Circles of Light September 2017 October 2020 From San Antonio Ingram
Dance Floor + Video Wall September 2022 Still In Use 2021 Model. First 2.0 in Delaware.


Animatronic Serial Code Whereabouts
Chuck E. Cheese / Rolfe DeWolfe 7-82 1-17 Destroyed
Pasqually / Dook Larue 7-82 2-17 Destroyed
Mr. Munch / Fatz Geronimo 7-82 3-17 Destroyed
Jasper T. Jowls / Beach Bear 7-82 4-17 Destroyed
Helen Henny / Mitzi Mozzarella 7-82 5-17 Destroyed
Billy Bob 7-82 6-17 Destroyed
Pizzacam / Looney Bird 7-82 7-17 Destroyed
Munch Jr. / Choo Choo 7-82 8-17 Destroyed
Building / Sun 7-82 10-17 Destroyed
Moon 7-82 11-17 Destroyed
Antioch N/A Destroyed
Wink N/A Destroyed


TODO: Gallery


Link Description Date Filmed Date Published
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hCQZRx7_4s A video showcasing the store, games, & 3-Stage in 1996. This was from before it was bought out by Corporate on September 16th, 1996. January 6, 1996 July 2, 2020


  • This was the only Showbiz Pizza Place location to ever open in the state of Delaware.