Chuck E. Cheese Plans a Game Show for Grown-ups – Fizzsy.com
Chuck E. Cheese Revamping the Experience!
Chuck E. Cheese, known for its family-friendly fun, is taking things up a notch with a new project designed specifically for grown-ups. Teaming up with Magical Elves, a reality TV production company, the company is set to create a reality show where adults will compete in larger-than-life versions of arcade classics such as pinball, air hockey, and the claw machine.
Contestants on the show will go head-to-head, with winners earning tokens that can be exchanged for prizes from the famous Chuck E. Cheese prize wall—this time in larger-than-life editions.
“Chuck E. Cheese is the place where a kid can be a kid—but as adults, we still have dreams of owning the arcade, taking on the classic games we love,” said Magical Elves co-CEOs Jo Sharon and Casey Kriley in a joint statement. “We’re excited to celebrate these iconic arcade games, as well as the best of today, all with an oversized twist.”
A ‘CHUCK E CHEESE’ game show is in the works.
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The project, facilitated by Creative Artists Agency, is part of Chuck E. Cheese’s new global licensing, media, and entertainment division.
This announcement comes at a time when Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company, CEC Entertainment, has been developing a reorganization strategy with Goldman Sachs to attract potential buyers and investors. The expected deal could potentially bring in about $1.2 billion. Previously, the chain, purchased by Apollo Global Management for $1.3 billion in 2014, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in December 2020 through a financial restructuring.
Chuck E. Cheese’s venture into reality television for grown-ups represents an innovative move for the company, blending nostalgia with modern entertainment in a unique way.