The animatronic characters that have been entertaining kids and parents alike since 1977, are calling it a career.

Chuck E. Cheese's has announced it is phasing out its legendary animatronic band. This, according to an article from the Chicago Tribune.  The mechanical bands are gradually being phased out over teh next couple of years. So you still have time to catch a performance, or two!

Chuck E. Cheese's has over 500 locations nationwide with 2 in New Hampshire.

South Willow Street, Manchester
Fox Run Road, Newington

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