Chuck E. Cheese, the top global family entertainment venue, will remove its animatronic bands from all locations except one in California.
During a live press conference on Nov. 2, Chuck E. announced that Munch’s Make Believe band will now only perform in Northridge, California, near Los Angeles.
The Northridge location is a unique exception that the company is keeping for the purpose of nostalgia. It will be the only Chuck E. Cheese fun center with an animatronic band. The much-loved band will continue to perform every day at this location.
David McKillips, President and CEO of Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, mentioned how he understands the importance of the animatronic band.
“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,” McKillips said in the press release. “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.”
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While the Northridge location will receive modern upgrades, including state-of-the-art interactive dance floors, giant video walls and screens, and the most popular kid-focused arcade games, the other 400-plus locations will also receive updates.
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