Posted 27 September 2015 - 12:40 AM
Wow, had no idea that was the case, I was just a snotty nose kid who loved show biz and was absolutely gutted when chuck e cheese took over the scene when I was living in St. Louis. But kids don't get whet business is all about. I have to say that today's Chuck e cheese is not as cool as it was back then. The ball pit, where you hang out when your out of tokens and try to find tokens that someone else lost in there.
I agree! In New Orleans, we had a couple of Pizza Time Theatres, but alot more Showbiz Pizza Place's. Of course, everyone favored SPP over PTT, as the PTT locations closed and it left us with only SPP's, but by 1989 the two brands merged together anyway.
The SPP in Algiers (West Bank New Orleans) that I went to all the time in the 80's, is still open today as a CEC!
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