Farewell, Chuck E. Cheese Animatronic Band

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The band that has inspired nightmarish games, tv shows and movies (and infinite actual nightmares) is finally hanging up the wires. Rumblings of Munch’s Make Believe Band‘s last set have been dragging on for a while now but plans are settled. Chuck E. Cheese will phase out the animatronic band

It isn’t shocking but it still feels like a loss. Chuck E. Cheese will focus more on digital media and screens at their locations moving forward. It’s too bad Boston Dynamics didn’t step in to help them update their bots to be a little more modern, and a little less creepy.

More from the New York Times:

For now, Munch’s Make Believe Band still performs every day at the Hicksville location, which sometimes hosts as many as 20 birthday parties on a weekend day, starting as early at 8 a.m. But by the end of the summer, the band will have played its last show there.

Then the band will be removed and replaced by a Jumbotron-size TV, more seating and a digital dance floor. (Chuck E. Cheese declined to say what will happen to the animatronic figures after they are removed from hundreds of locations across the country.)

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