Chuck E. Cheese's

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Skeeball at a Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese's is a franchise of giant arcades, with small rides, pizza (a central focus), and arcade/skill games.

CEC Operates Animatronic Robots, Singing Songs and Playing Instruments.

Created in 1977 by Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, it started out as Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre. In 1984, CEC got bought out by Then-competitor Showbiz Pizza Place. In 1988, Showbiz Pizza was spun Of from CEC, And all stores went to the "Chuck E. Cheese's" Name. In 1999, CEC Entertainment, Inc. the owners of Chuck E. Cheese, bought out their primary competitor, Discovery Zone.