Opened as ‘Chuck-E-Cheese’s Pizza Time Theatre’ in 1977, founded by Nolan Bushnell, the founder of the Atari video game empire. 
The restaurants were known for their combination of games (video games and traditional midway-style games) with a family restaurant, and an animatronic band, led by Chuck-E-Cheese. 
Bushnell was inspired by the ground-breaking animatronics at Disney theme parks, after he was not able to get a job working for Disney. 

The restaurants are still going today at 

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