ShowBiz Pizza Time Museum (Johnsonverse)

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The ShowBiz Pizza Time Museum is a museum located near ShowBiz Pizza Time's headquarters in Irving, Texas. It opened on May 17, 2017 as part of the 40th anniversary of Chuck E. Cheese's.

The museum features various artifacts from the history of Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place, as well as other chains such as Discovery Zone.

History

When CEC Entertainment was acquired by Johnson Industries in December 2014, one of the first ideas floated by Johnson CEO Tim Johnson was to construct a museum dedicated to the history of Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place in Irving, Texas.

Structure

The entrance sign features large statues of Chuck E. Cheese, Billy Bob Brockali, and Yui Hirasawa next to it. The sign itself is made of neon and porcelain, and features the corporate logo for

Jenny Smith, Creative Engineering CEO Aaron Fechter, technical consultant David Ferguson, ShowBiz Pizza franchisee and programmer Chris Thrash, consultant Damon Breland, and programmer Braylon Giles at the ShowBiz Pizza Time museum on December 10, 2019.

Exhibits

The interior features various animatronics from throughout Chuck E. Cheese's and ShowBiz Pizza Place history. These include a Portrait Show inside a replica Pizza Time Theatre, a Balcony Stage, a Rocker Stage (from the Rockford, Illinois location), a replica of a 3-Stage using spare Rock-afire Explosion animatronics, one of each Studio C setup, and a Circles of Light stage, as well as a retrofitted Balcony Stage from a Mexican ShowBiz Pizza Fiesta location. There are also various mascot costumes from the company's history.

Other artifacts in the museum include vintage signage and tables from the chains' history,