Yesterworld: The Rise & Fall of Showbiz Pizza Place & Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theatre
Explore the history, origins and ultimate downfall of Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theatre & Showbiz Pizza Place: The Animatronic Pizza Parlor Icons of the 80’s & 90’s.
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I want to give a very special thanks to ShowbizPizza.com, as although no one from the website was involved in the making of this episode, it was a fantastic source for information, articles, newsletters & footage. The proper copyright holders are listed below, but the vast majority of the materials used in the video come from ShowbizPizza.com. Please check them out & show them your support!
Also, make sure to check out their Video Archive & Youtube Page where many of the clips in this episode are sourced:
Finally, here is a link to their ‘University Page’, where many of the documents relating to both Chuck E. Cheese & Showbiz Pizza Place were sourced:
All Chuck E. Cheese and/or Showbiz Pizza Place footage, images & documents are the copyright of CEC Entertainment Holdings, LLC.
Rock-afire Explosion Documentary – Window Pictures, LLC.
ONLINE VIDEO/IMAGE SOURCES (The rest are continued within the pinned description, non-internet links are listed in the episode’s end credits):
Rainforest Cafe footage –
T-Rex Cafe footage – Golden Gia –
Syzygy Card – TheDotEaters.com
Reese’s Commercial – Kevin Noonan –
Video Fever – ABC – Steven Hertz –
Shakey’s Pizza Commercial – OsbornTramain –
Organ Power Pizza – Auto-Generated –
Country Bear Jamboree promo – RetroWDW.com, Disney
U.S. Census Bureau –
Fawlty Towers – BBC Comedy Greats –
Real People PTT 1979 Footage – CEC Nevada – Telepictures Corporation / SFM Entertainment –
Four Corners: New Eatery – ShowbizPizza.com – ABC –
PTT Corporate Promo – ShowbizPizza.com –
PM Magazine 1982 – ShowbizPizza.com –
WBZ-TV Evening Magazine –
Robert Brock Interview – NBC – sptproductions –
Creative Engineering Animatronics: Willie Segment – ShowbizPizza.com –
CEI Eearly News Story – spcom (showbizpizza.com) –
Hard Luck Bears Footage – Creative Engineering – showbizpizza YT –
People Are Talking – CBS Television Stations – ShowbizPizza.com –
Wolfpack 5 Presentation at IAAPA – Creative Engineering –