Lost Media Archive
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Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre is a restaurant chain started in 1977.

At Pizza Time Theater and any other animatronic restaurant chain, the programming for the characters, the lighting effects, video footage, and the show's audio were stored on 'showtapes' (or as of recent, 'showdisc').

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

Main Showtapes

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

Showtape title Date Recorded Status
Original PTT Demo Tape with Crusty May, 1977 Partially Lost
Helen Henny "Portrait" Showtape (With Crusty & Warblettes) August 1977 Lost
Madam Oink "Portrait" Showtape (With Crusty & Warblettes) February 1978 Partially Lost
Foxy Colleen "Portrait" Showtape (With Crusty & Warblettes) October 1978 Partially Found? (Some of the segments without Crusty might have been reused in Foxy Colleen IV - Irish Stew. All Through that's unconfirmed)
Helen Henny "Portrait" Showtape (With Mr. Munch & Mopsey Sisters) November 1978 Partially Found
Unknown May 1979 Lost
Unknown August 1979 Lost
Unknown November 1979 Lost
Unknown (Out of the May 1979-March 1980 Shows, one of them is Sally I, the other is a Foxy/Mopsey Sisters Show) March 1980 Lost
Sally I 1979/80 Found
Foxy Colleen III - Showboat (With Mr. Munch & Warblettes) May 1980 Lost
Foxy Colleen IV - Irish Stew August 1980 Found
Madam Oink - Around the World (Normal and X-Mas ver.) November 1980 Found (Both Variations)
Unknown March 1981 Lost
Harmony Howlette's Wild West Show May 1981 Found
Harmony II - Harmony's Hoedown November 1981 Found
Madame Oink III - Tunnel of Love (CEC's 5th B-day and Normal) August 1982 Found (Both Variations)
Madame Oink IV - "The Tune Machine" March 1983 Found
Broadway Helen Henny June 1983 Found
Bandstand 1 March 1984 Found
Bandstand 2 1984 Found
Country Helen 1984 Found
Unknown (Back to School?) January-March 1985 Lost
Hit Parade April/May 1985 Found
Salute to America June/July 1985 Found
Salute to Kids August/September 1985 Found
Happy Holidays (1985 & 1986) November/December ('85-'86) Found
World of Kids January/February 1986 Found
Unknown March/April 1986 Lost
Unknown May/June 1986 Lost
History of Rock and Roll July/August 1986 Found
Unknown (Possibly History of Rock and Roll II?) September/October 1986 Found
Happy Holidays (1985 & 1986) November/December ('85-'86) Found
Movie Magic January/February 1987 Found
TV Westerns March/April 1987 Found
Summertime May/June 1987 Found
Working / Summertime July/August 1987 Found
CEC Faves / Working September/November 1987 Found
Home For the Holidays (Reel Only) December 1987 Found
Country / Faves January/February 1988 Found
Tune Machine/ Country March/April 1988 Found
Summertime/Tune Machine May/June 1988 Found
CEC Grammy Awards/Summertime July/August Found
CEC Dance/CEC Grammy Awards September/November 1988 Found
Home For the Holidays (Reel Only) December 1988 Found
Fractured Classics/Dance January/February 1989 Found
CEC Kiddie Songs/Fractured Rock March/April 1989 Found
Best of 1988 May/June 1989 Found
CEC Dreams/Kiddie Songs July/August 1989 Found
CEC Neighbors / Dreams September/November 1989 Found
Home For The Holidays (Reel & Cyberstar) December 1989 Found
CEC American Pride/Neighbors January/February 1990 Found
CEC Kids/American Pride March/April 1990 Found
CEC TV Classics May/June 1990 Found
Summer Days July/August 1990 Found

Other Showtapes

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

Showtape title Date Recorded Status
Helen Henny October 1979 Found
Artie Antlers 1980 Found
B.B. Bubbles November 1982 Partially Found
Dolli Dimples November 1978 Partially Lost
Dolli Dimples II November 1982 Found
King I June 1981 Found
King II February 1983 Found
King III November 1985 Found
King-Combo-Birthday July 1986 Partially Found
King '90 #1 October 1990 Found
King '90 #2 October 1990 Found
Still the King March 1993 Lost?
King '95 1995 Found
King Kat October 1984 Found
Beagles I 1980 Partially Found
Beagles II May 1982 Found
Beagles III February 1983 Found
Beach Bowzers October 1985 Found
Beach Bowzers '91 March 1991 Found
Four Little Shavers August 1981 Lost
Dr. Dux Diagnostic Stage/Shelf 1980 Found

Fate

It is rumoured that most showtapes were recycled somewhere or destroyed due to them being labelled 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.

On April 2nd, 2016, a YouTube channel by the name of Pizza Time Theatre uploaded a majority of Pizza Time Theater's library of showtapes. Just about all Pizza Time Theater Shows were made available to the public, and to this day, remain that way.

References

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