WHAT: Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue, celebrates the grand reopening of its newly remodeled Blaine, Minnesota location with two special events.
A morning “First to Play” event will welcome children from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities as the first kids to play in the new game room. Then, an evening Grand Reopening Event will invite the community back to Chuck E. Cheese with a red carpet experience (make that purple – Chuck E. Cheese’s favorite color!) that includes raffle prizes, entertainment and an appearance from Chuck E. Cheese and friends.
WHERE: 8943 University Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434
WHEN: Thursday, August 19
9:00-11:00 a.m. First to Play Event with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Media opportunity – photos and b-roll
5:00-7:00 p.m. Grand Reopening Event
Media interview availability by request with Eric Montes, District Manager
CONTACT: MiKenna Williams
Chuck E. Cheese, the nation’s No. 1 family entertainment and dining venue is inviting families and the community of Blaine, Minnesota, to experience an enhanced day of fun at Chuck E. Cheese with a brand-new look, the latest technology and new games. To celebrate the new remodel, the company will host two community-focused events Thursday, August 19.
In the morning, children and volunteers from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities will join Chuck E. Cheese as the first kids to play in the newly remodeled restaurant. New features include an interactive dance floor that is programmed with seasonal, dynamic graphics and serves as the “center stage” for Chuck E. Live! shows, a large format video wall and screens and audio connected throughout the venue to provide a more immersive experience for guests and parties. The children will enjoy a morning of entertainment and free play and later help Chuck E. light up the new arcade for the first time with a special "power on" ceremony.
That evening, Chuck E. Cheese will welcome the larger Blaine community for a grand reopening event, complete with a purple carpet, family entertainment and music from Chuck E. and Munch’s Make Believe Band. Guests will have a chance to listen to hits from the band’s most recent album release, “Summer of Fun,” now available on all major streaming platforms and available for purchase on iTunes.
The first 25 families in line will receive complimentary arcade play time for up to two children for the two-hour event. The location will also raffle a free Birthday Package for up to 10 kids. “We are delighted to welcome the Blaine community back into our newly renovated location,” said Sherri Landry, CEC Entertainment Chief Marketing Officer. “The updated décor and design, along with new games and enhanced entertainment give families more ways to enjoy their visit. We are so proud to be part of the Blaine community and helping families create memories. We look forward to seeing everyone out on our interactive dance floor!”
Chuck E. Cheese plans to remodel all of its locations over the next four years to offer an upgraded and consistent brand experience to guests everywhere. Blaine is one of nearly 30 remodeled locations slated for this year.
The refreshed Blaine location features the latest Season of Fun, the Summer of Fun. Part of the company’s newly launched 4 Seasons of Fun, Summer of Fun offers guests seasonal decor, limited-time special menu items and new entertainment designed to delight families at Chuck E. Cheese stores nationwide.
The restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
About CEC Entertainment Inc.
CEC Entertainment, LLC is the nationally recognized leader in family entertainment and dining with its Chuck E. Cheese, Peter Piper Pizza and, delivery only, Pasqually's Pizza & Wings brands. As the place where a million happy birthdays are celebrated every year, Chuck E. Cheese's goal is to create positive, lifelong memories for families through fun, food, and play and is the place Where A Kid Can Be A Kid®. Committed to providing a fun, safe environment, Chuck E. Cheese helps protect families through industry-leading programs such as Kid Check®. As a strong advocate for its local communities, Chuck E. Cheese has donated more than $19 million to schools through its fundraising programs. Peter Piper Pizza features dining, entertainment and carryout with a neighborhood pizzeria feel and "pizza made fresh, families made happy" culture. Peter Piper Pizza takes pride in delivering quality food and fun that reconnects family and friends. With a bold design and contemporary layout, an open kitchen revealing much of their handcrafted food preparation, the latest technology and games, and beer and wine for adults, Peter Piper Pizza restaurants appeal to parents and kids alike. The Company and its franchisees operate a system of 556 Chuck E. Cheese and 114 Peter Piper Pizza venues, with locations in 47 states and 15 foreign countries and territories. For more information, visit chuckecheese.com and peterpiperpizza.com.