The 64th Gamer






Hey so just so everyone’s aware, CEC is about to do a big fat ass PR stunt to get goodwill from the public.

They’re going to be re-opening the Northridge store on November 10th as the “Future permanent home of the animatronics”, and they’re inviting some kid who protested last year to be crowned “Chief Animatronics Officer” and some other big stuff.

This stunt is clearly timed to be around the FNaF movie release when everyone’s talking about things to be like “see we care about our robots still, we’re not throwing them away”.

Saving a single show from a single location is gonna be their excuse anytime people bring up their lack of preserving history from now on. Despite the fact they’ve destroyed hundreds of shows so far.

This store was a last-minute change that was supposed to have came from an actually good idea of having either characters appear in a museum, or there being a full line of “Retro Stores” to preserve all the differing types of remodels and bots.

Instead of donating or selling these bots to many museums across the country for years now to properly have a place for these relics to go to while they reinvent their restaurant into just video screens, they’re just throwing em’ out for scrap.

And now if you ever wanna go see some classic robots you’re probably only ever gonna be able to drive all the way out to California to see a single stage in a crowded kids restaurant playing only modern shows, instead of in a proper museum for them to be hosted and maintained forever.

corny corporate lip service, lol. I guess the “museum”/regional megastore idea is DOA, then? designating one (1) store in the entire system as the “sole home of the animatronics” when there are multiple stage formats worth preserving is a disappointing (but unsurprising) move.

I would love to have a source for this. I kind of hope it’s true, because then at least they’re not ALL gone forever, but I’m also still always going to be upset about it because what are the chances that this one is a 3 Stage? I mean, they probably view them all the same, but those are still the Rockafire at heart.

here’s an article from last month:

the northridge, ca store is a cyberamic stage.

I’m not sure how many 3-stages are currently in the system, but I assume there are very few left at this point.

If anyone wants to read further into this, the Cheese-E-Pedia community has been actively archiving everything related to plans for archiving the animatronics.

>> CEC Retro Store Article <<<

Even though Northridge is the only currently “Saved” store. CEC has so far put multiple stages and art in their warehouse since the initial plans for retro store were discussed:

Also tomorrow at noon, CEC will be doing a Live announcement likely related to this PR move on their YT channel. They’ve never done a video announcement like this before and note its for “Fans young and old”.

Update on this since the reopening event is tomorrow.

The live announcement 100% confirmed that Northridge is going to be the only permanent location. The remaining >>>~150<<< perfectly working stages left are gonna get trashed.

What’s being told to various managers is that there’s no plans on what to do with the Warehouse stages, so they’re just gonna rot there indefinitely until the next round of CEOs actually do something with it.

That kid’s honorary role also got reduced from “Chief Animatronics Officer” to “Chief Entertainment Officer for the day”. And Nolan Bushnell is gonna be at the event I guess to talk about a company he hasn’t touched in 40 years.

CEC are also branding the event as “Northridge’s 40th Anniversary” which is 1000% completely false. In an official Pizza Time Theatre newsletter it is stated as opening in September of 1981. Northridge is 42 years old and they’re late to that by 2 months already.

The fandom understands animatronics are a debt sinkhole but they aren’t gonna be happy unless CEC actually takes steps to preserve other iconic stage variants and the previous 40 years of showtapes. Taking down RR was a giant step backwards and they just continue to walk back as fast as possible.