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Backdoor Lane 39 -- Oldfashioned Movie Theatre + Cafe

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Uploaded: 23rd Jun 2007 at 6:24 AM
Updated: 6th May 2008 at 12:29 PM
Nightlife and OfB required.

Custom content included: Mega TV by johnr2000, 5 awesome movie posters by allupo (Maxis recolours -- you'll need the CEP for them to show up), 3 wallpapers by myself

Custom content used but not included:
2 "Sim City Café" neon signs -- they used to be on caravanshopsims2.net, but have moved to here

For sims that are sick of living in the suburbs, Backdoor Lane provides an alternative: a couple of small town lots with a more urban look and feel. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, creating a maze of backyard gardens and interconnected alleyways when placed in a tightly spaced neigbourhood. Most of them work as corner lots as well as facing the street, creating a very different impression depending on how you place them and what's on the lot next door.

Backdoor Lane 39
An oldfashioned (read, non-Cineplex) movie theatre with a small café in the same building. The cinema has two screening rooms, a lobby with cloakroom and restroom on the ground floor, and a lounge with bar on the top floor. The café has a small garden in the backyard and is accessible either from there, or through the lobby of the cinema. If you run this as an owned business, your sim can also sell homemade sandwiches here; you can also replace the restaurant stove with a normal one and run it entirely as a take-away. Sims can shop for food in the café, peruse the cloakroom as a clothing store, hang out in the lounge, and of course watch movies. Oh and they can buy games too -- doesn't make 100% sense but the display looked somehow appropriate.

Playtested as a regular community lot, was fun and everything worked. I have not included a ticket machine -- if you want to run this lot as a venue, I guess the best spot for it would be outside the entrance (in front of the poster display) or you somehow wrangle it into the ticket booth.

- Street view
- Floor plan, ground floor
- Floor plan, top floor: lounge with bar, 2 x screening room with projectionist booth
- Interior shots: Lobby / Screen / Lounge / Café
- Exterior: View of the garden
- Overview, top floor: Lounge and stairs
- Overview, ground floor: Lobby with telephone, ticket booth and cloakroom
- Backside / Lot overview

Thank you:
This collection (frillen) as well as this one (loba) and that one (windkeeper), the mini lots by Andi8104 and the ones based thereupon (MaryLou) have been very useful in making the Backdoor Lane neighbourhood. Thanks for making them available, as well as for the very cool posters, the signs and the TV I've used in this lot. Thanks as well to Numenor for the BaseGameStarter, without which Seasons-less people wouldn't be able to use this lot.

Please don't PM me with neighbourhood terrain requests (look in the Neighbourhoods section instead), downloading issues (I can't help you -- look in Site Issues, Q-XPress forums etc), or Build Mode questions (general questions go here, lot specific questions in the d/l thread). Thanks.

Lot Size: 3x2
Lot Price: 132.652§

Custom Content by Me:
- Wall: Decorative Masonry, grey
- Wall: Paint -- Burgundy with Dark Wood 01
- Wall: Paint -- Burgundy with Dark Wood 02

Custom Content Included:
- Mega TV by johnr2000
- Underworld (Teaser) Movie Poster by allupo
- Underworld Movie Poster by allupo
- Fight Club Movie Poster by allupo
- Speed Movie Poster by allupo
- Taxi Driver Movie Poster by allupo