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Store Themes

Various Fry's locations are decorated in elaborate themes. For example, the Burbank store which opened in 1995 carries a theme of 1950s and 1970s science fiction movies, and features huge statues of popular characters such as the robot Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still and Darth Vader from the Star Wars movie series. In addition, giant ants (from the movie Them!) hang from the ceiling, and the bodies of 1957 Chevys and Buicks serve as dining tables in the cafe. A flying saucer protrudes above the entrance.

List of themes:

  • 1950s Sci-Fi (Burbank)
  • Polynesia (Manhattan Beach)
  • Ancient Rome (Fountain Valley)
  • Wild West (Palo Alto)
  • Mayan temple at Chichen Itza (San Jose)
  • Spirit of Oxnard (Oxnard)
  • Alice in Wonderland (Woodland Hills)
  • History of Silicon Valley (Sunnyvale)
  • Ancient Egypt (Campbell)
  • 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the first electric city (Fremont)
  • Industrial Revolution (City of Industry)
  • California Gold Rush (Sacramento)
  • NASA Space Center (Anaheim)
  • 19th-century California Railroads (Roseville)
  • Atlantis (San Marcos)

Arizona stores:

  • Aztec temple (Phoenix)
  • Golf theme (Tempe)

Indiana stores:

  • History of Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Fishers)

Nevada stores:

  • History of the Las Vegas Strip (Paradise)

Texas Stores:

  • Music Industry (Austin)
  • Warehouse (Arlington)
  • History of Irving (Irving)
  • Lazy-K Ranch (Dallas)
  • Oil Industry (Houston)
  • Space Exploration, including a replica of the International Space Station (Webster).
  • History of Plano (Plano)

Since Fry's acquired the Incredible Universe chain of stores, the company has reduced the elaborateness of its themes. With the opening of the Fishers, Indiana, store, Fry's made a "race track" theme with various hanging displays, including "stop" and "go" signs. Also there are many early life photos of what life looked like in late 1800s and early 1900s in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Famous quotes containing the words themes and/or store:

    I suppose you think that persons who are as old as your father and myself are always thinking about very grave things, but I know that we are meditating the same old themes that we did when we were ten years old, only we go more gravely about it.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Farmers in overalls and wide-brimmed straw hats lounge about the store on hot summer days, when the most common sound is the thump-thump-thump of a hound’s leg on the floor as he scratches contentedly. Oldtime hunters say that fleas are a hound’s salvation: his constant twisting and clawing in pursuit of the tormentors keeps his joints supple.
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