Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre (partially lost showtape recordings for animatronic theater; 1977-1995)

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Example of a showtape.

Status: Partially Lost


Chuck E Cheese's Pizza Time Theater is a restaurant chain started in 1977.

Showtapes[edit | edit source]

At Pizza Time Theater and any other animatronic restaurant chain, they have things called showtapes (or as of recent showdisc). Showtapes include the programming for the characters, the lighting effects, video footage, and the show's audio.

These usually contained skits and or songs sung by the animatronic characters on stage.

The following listed are CEC/PTT main stage showtapes, their dates recorded, and status. [1]

Showtape title Status Date Recorded
Original PTT Demo Tape with Crusty Partially Found May 1977
Madam Oink "Portrait" Showtape Partially Found February 1978
Foxy Colleen "Portrait" Showtape Partially Found October 1978
Helen Henny "Portrait" Showtape Partially Found December 1978
Sally I Found 1979/1980
Foxy Colleen in Irish Stew Found August 1980
Madam Oink - Around the World (Normal and X-Mas ver.) Found (Both Variations) November 1980
Harmony Howlette's Wild West Show Found 1981
Harmony II - Harmony's Hoedown Found 1982
Madame Oink III - Tunnel of Love (CEC's 5th B-day and Normal) Found (Both Variations) 1982
Madame Oink IV - "The Tune Machine" Lost March 1983
Broadway Helen Henny Found August 1983
Bandstand 1 Found March 1984
Bandstand 2 Found 1984
Country Helen Lost 1984
Salute to America Lost June/July 1985
Salute to Kids Lost August/September 1985
Happy Holidays Lost November/December 1985
World of Kids Lost January 1986
History of Rock and Roll Lost July 1986
Movie Magic Lost January 1987
TV Westerns Lost March 1987
Working / Summertime Lost July/August 1987
CEC Faves / Working Found September/November 1987
Home For the Holidays Lost December 1987
Country / Faves Found January/February 1988
Tune Machine/ Country Found March/April 1988
Summertime Lost May/June 1988
CEC Grammy Awards Found July/August 1988
CEC Dance Lost September/November 1988
Fractured Classics Found January/February 1989
CEC Kiddie Songs Found March/April 1989
Best of 1988 Lost May/June 1989
CEC Dreams / Kids Found July/August 1989
CEC Neighbors / Dreams Found May/June 1989
CEC American Pride / Neighbors Lost January/February 1990
CEC Kids / American Pride Lost 1990
Summer Days Found July/August 1990
September 1990 Found September/November 1990
Christmas 1990 Found December 1990

The following listed are the cabaret, lounge, and misc. tapes.

Showtape title Status Date Recorded
Dolli I Found November 1978
Dolli Dimples II Lost 1982
Artie Antlers I Found 1980
B.B. Bubbles Partially Found 1980
King I Found September 1982
King II Found February 1983
King III Found November 1985
King-Combo-Birthday Partially Found July 1986
King '90 #1 Partially Found October 1990
King '90 #2 Lost 1990
Still the King Lost March 1993
King '95 Lost 1995
King Kat Found October 1984
Beagles I Lost 1980
Beagles II Lost May 1982
Beagles III Lost February 1983
Beach Bowzers Lost October 1985
Beach Bowzers '91 #1 Lost 1991
Four Little Shavers Partially Found 1980
Dr. Dux Diagnostic Stage/Shelf Lost 1980

Fate[edit | edit source]

It is rumored that most showtapes were recycled somewhere or destroyed due to them being labeled as obsolete. However, collectors have archived as many tapes as possible.

It is unknown if any of the lost ones will ever be uncovered due to their unknown fate.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. List of Showtapes. Retrieved 18 Dec '16