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#133-The Daily Show – Unpacking Chuck E. Cheese’s Membership Model,Neat Tech and Putt for a Cause

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Could the future of family fun be in memberships that offer more bang for your buck? That’s what we’re examining this week as Christine and I share our insights into Chuck E. Cheese’s new membership program in San Diego. With a tiered system boasting play points and food discounts, we’re diving into the nitty-gritty of what this could mean for the industry and consumer behavior. Plus, we’re prepping for an exclusive peek at the IAAPA North America Summit’s coolest locations, including the Sphere and Area 15—promising an adrenaline rush of fresh entertainment ideas!

Join us for a candid discussion on the sustainability of heavy discounts in family entertainment centers. Amidst the buzz of game points and snacking on pizza, we dissect the absence of birthday party discounts in these membership models and how this might ruffle some feathers. Switching lanes, we shine a spotlight on St. Louis University students, who’ve masterfully combined their ingenuity and generosity by constructing a mini-golf course out of shelf-stable foods, all in the name of community service. It’s a true testament to the power of innovative thinking and giving back.

To wrap things up, imagine the possibilities of transparent TV screens and virtual reality seamlessly integrated into our entertainment experiences—this is not the stuff of sci-fi anymore! We’re discussing the latest tech showcased at CES and how it could transform art installations and interactive displays. And for a bit of whimsy, we muse about the concept of ‘March 0’, a playful solution to leap into spring faster. All this and more, as we explore the unexpected ways technology, community, and entertainment converge. Don’t miss out on our journey through these groundbreaking developments!

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The brainchild of two location-based experience enthusiasts, Christine Buhr and Brandon Willey, the LBX Collective aims to inform and educate, create opportunities to connect with industry peers, and to spur collaboration, discourse, and cross-pollination of ideas.

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