1983 Chuck E. Cheese Gameroom Walkthrough

Remember when Chuck E. Cheese didn’t suck? I sure do. When I was young, I had a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and it was amazing – cheap pizza, soda, an animatronic band, a crawl-through maze, ball pits, and…an arcade of Epic proportions! Sure, Chuck E. Cheese still exists today. In fact, I even took my own child there for a birthday party. However, it has certainly changed and is nothing like the memories of my youth.

It’s good then that we have the following video. In it, a Chuck E. Cheese employee takes his video camera and records a walk-through of a brand new store opening on 43rd Street in Phoenix. This video is amazing for so many reasons – the vintage feel, the detailed walkthrough showing retro signage, cars, and more, and even the surprised look of the manager seeing a video camera for the first time! However, being a gameroom junkie, I’m focused on how amazing the gameroom was. Just look at all those fresh-from-the-box games! Simply incredible – ENJOY!

Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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