Rock-Afire Explosion

Rock-Afire Explosion

Director: Brett Whitcomb

Cast: Brett Whitcomb

     
 

Documentary filmmaker Brett Whitcomb profiles the man who made Showbiz Pizza a destination for any child raised in the 1980s, as well as a devoted fan who remains devoted to keeping the animatronic Rock-afire Explosion band in the spotlight where they belong. With approximately 200 locations across America at the height of its popularity, Showbiz Pizza combined every… See more details below

Overview

Documentary filmmaker Brett Whitcomb profiles the man who made Showbiz Pizza a destination for any child raised in the 1980s, as well as a devoted fan who remains devoted to keeping the animatronic Rock-afire Explosion band in the spotlight where they belong. With approximately 200 locations across America at the height of its popularity, Showbiz Pizza combined every kid's favorite food with the magic of videogames and the thrill of seeing a band of animals play the biggest hits of the day. But all good things must come to an end, and when the owners of Showbiz Pizza purchased the struggling Chuck. E. Cheese's chain, the mouse took over the house. But fans like Chris Thrash never forgot what made Showbiz Pizza great. A car salesman from Phenix City, Alabama, Thrash saved up for two years to buy a complete Rock-afire Explosion set from Showbiz founder Aaron Fechter, and stirred the nostalgia of a generation by programming the band to play contemporary hits, then posting the videos to YouTube. In this film, we not only get to see how Fetcher created the once mighty Showbiz Pizza empire, but also follow along as Thrash fights keeps the dream alive for those who missed the wonder and amazement the first time around.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2012
UPC:
0837654680995
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Passion River
Time:
1:12:00

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rock-afire Explosion
1. Opening [3:41]
2. Tokens For A's [2:04]
3. The Rock-afire Explosion [5:31]
4. 80's Kids [2:02]
5. The YouTube Story [1:44]
6. Chris Gets a Band [4:15]
7. The Inventor [4:52]
8. Phenix City [4:12]
9. Fan Memories/Showbiz Commercial [2:57]
10. Like Being in Rock N' Roll [2:08]
11. The Couples [4:52]
12. The Fall [5:23]
13. Like My Children [3:31]
14. Inside Creative Engineering [11:38]
15. The Future [1:48]
16. The Last Day [3:43]
17. Hello Sunshine [3:42]
18. End Credits [3:20]

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