Thanks the power of Netflix streaming, I was able to check out the documentary The Rock-afire Explosion over the weekend. It was a fascinating way to spend just under 75 minutes and I highly recommend it.
For those of you who may not have been children of the 80’s, the Rock-afire Explosion was the animatronic, in-house “band” at Showbiz Pizza restaurants. A competitor to Chuck-E-Cheese, Showbiz had a rapid rise and fall during the early 80’s, full of games (both video and otherwise), rides, pizza and the show. I can recall the catchy commercials that aired during my Saturday morning and afternoon cartoon viewing with the catch phrase, “Where a kid can be a kid.” Growing up, I visited a few of the restaurants either as a treat with my family or celebrating a friend’s birthday.
And while I’m sure I enjoyed it, Showbiz didn’t create all that…
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