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Chuck E. Cheese Removing Animatronic Bands From All Locations, Except This One

Chuck E. Cheese Removing Animatronic Bands From All Locations, Except This One

It’s another end of an era for millennials as Chuck E. Cheese announces it will be removing its signature animatronic bands from all locations, with the exception of one location. 

According to a press release sent out by the company earlier this month, the Chuck E. Cheese location in Northridge, California will be the permanent home of iconic Munch’s Make Believe Band Residency. The bandmates are Chuck E as the frontman of the group, Mr. Munch on keyboards, Jasper T. Jowls on guitar, Helen Henny on vocals, and Pasqually on drums. 

Along with being the only location with the band, the Northridge Chuck E. Cheese will have a modern, updated animatronic band. The music group will be performing daily at the location. In response to this latest update, Chuck E. Declared that the band isn’t going anywhere. “We love performing so much,” Chuck E. said. “It’s practically hard-wired into us.” 

David McKillips, President and CEO of Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, also spoke out about the latest updates. “As an important part of the legacy of the brand, we know that the animatronic band holds a special place for many fans in their childhood memories,” he said. “We want our fans to know that the decision to keep the band here is meant as a gesture of love and gratitude as our legacy continues to evolve in new ways.”

Chuck E. Cheese Is Currently Busy Renovating Fun Centers Nationwide 

Meanwhile, Chuck E. Cheese stated in the press release that it is currently working on renovating fun centers nationwide to feature multi-activity options for all ages. The new enhancements will include state-of-the-art interactive dance floors, as well as giant video walls and screens, arcade games, and new trampoline zones. 

Speaking about Chuck E. Cheese’s new developments, Nolan Bushnell of CEC stated the establishment is and was an essential part of growing up. “It has had an enormous impact on how families have fun, providing a place where kids and adults alike could be entertained – from animatronic shows tailored more for the adults, to games and prizes for the kids.”

Bushnell also said that it’s great that the original animatronic band will remain in residency at the Northridge location while the other locations offer experiences and create memories with the new vision. 

Chuck E. Cheese added it has more plans in store as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2027.