Chuck E. Cheese to Close Gaithersburg Location

by MCS Staff

After over 30 years Chuck E. Cheese has decided to close its Gaithersburg location. Earlier this year the Wall Street Journal reported that the company was $1 billion in debt, but the company has avoided filing for bankruptcy so far. We are told the Rockville and Takoma Park locations will remain open for carry-out and will be re-opening their arcades this coming Monday.

Photos of the equipment being backed up by Instagram user @Sammie.m03


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Jason June 19, 2020 - 3:12 pm

Sad to see it go even tgough it’s been 20yrs since I have been last. I was 5-6 when this locationopened and keenly remember it as a pizza joint with an arcade that served beer, not what it is today.

Bryan June 20, 2020 - 3:54 pm

The Chuck-E-Cheese arcade model has been replaced by the active, Fit Body-Fit Mind model of indoor / outdoor activity centers and physical play parks. All these choices are healthier I remember being young at this particular Chuck-E-Cheese and not long ago, taking my five-year-old to that location. It was clear to see when we walked in that Nostalgia was not enough to float the CEC business model these days.

Eli July 9, 2020 - 8:01 am

If anyone has photos from this Gaithersburg Chuck E. Cheese around 1990s please comment

Dan March 24, 2021 - 1:19 am

RIP. Used to come here a lot 20 years ago.


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