C-e-C has changed over the years
When my little girls were very young the customers were primarily affluent (it was expensive!) - now it is relatively low(er) cost and the EBT-carrying crowd have overrun the places, and their children behave like little animals.
The last time I went with my duaghters one little snot was walking around snatching the tickets out of machines my girls were playing. And when I complained to his mother (after I found her making out with a ‘gansta’ dude in the corner) I was told “well they his [tickets] now”.
In the good old days a mother would have spanked his ass in front of everyone there, nowadays they are proud of his theft.
There’s a video out there of a ghetto mama getting her three year-old hood rat to go around CEC and pull wallets out of patrons purses when they weren’t looking.
One visit to my local mall is convincing me that it’s time to move.