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Backdoor Lane 39 -- Oldfashioned Movie Theatre + Cafe

by plasticbox Posted 23rd Jun 2007 at 6:24 AM - Updated 6th May 2008 at 12:29 PM by plasticbox
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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


Description:
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.


Pictures:
- 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

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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BackdoorLane_39.zip

Size: 2.76 MB · Downloads: 32,123 · 23rd Jun 2007
2.76 MB 32,123 23rd Jun 2007
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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
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Demon Sheep
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#2 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 7:49 AM
My lord that's adorable! Thanks a million, plasticbox!
Test Subject
#3 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 9:59 AM
Cool, a theatre. I've wanted one of these in the backdoor lane series for ages and now it's here.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 1:10 PM
Good to see you´ve gotten out of that little slope. The style looks very english, but the quality of the photos were´nt all that good, i do assume though, that it´s not with simlish text?
Test Subject
#5 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 5:49 PM
Excellent as usual, I have all the series and made an entire neighbourhood with it. Apart from making the smaller lots open plan [kitchens are a bit too small] I use the other lots as they are. Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#6 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 6:32 PM
As always, really, really cool! You do such good work. I want to do a whole neighborhood as just Backdoor Lane. Haven't done so yet.

Second Star to the Right and Straight on 'til Morning.
Instructor
#7 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 4:07 AM
Very cool, nice work! Thank you for sharing

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 8:27 AM Last edited by hekkawhat : 4th Sep 2007 at 4:49 AM.
You Make Such Great Works!!!!! :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 9:09 AM
Very Cool!, Thanks - *Downloading* :D
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 12:17 PM
I simply adore your creations though I don't download them too often. But that's simply because I like to get inspired by them and then build my own. But I hardly believe I can build something like this one so I had no other choice than to download it! Many thanks for it! It has a place reserved in my new neighbourhood!
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#11 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 1:32 PM
Holy cow, this has been featured!? I was just thinking I should maybe update it because I wasn't happy with the roof after all ... can't argue about taste, I guess. Thanks! =)

Quote:
Originally Posted by simathome
the quality of the photos were´nt all that good, i do assume though, that it´s not with simlish text?


Huh? What photos? What text? Sounds all simlish to me .. did you post in the wrong thread, perhaps?

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In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Jun 2007 at 8:22 PM
Nice work. Thanks for sharing
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 25th Jun 2007 at 9:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
Huh? What photos? What text? Sounds all simlish to me .. did you post in the wrong thread, perhaps?



No, i did not, i havent had time to check it in game, and at the moment i do not have that opportunity even. I meant that the screenshots were abit blurry, and i couldnt make out the neon text enscribed onto the building, again my question being; is that neon text written in simlish?
Test Subject
#14 Old 25th Jun 2007 at 10:50 AM
Love it and your works! You're the best, thanks!
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#15 Old 25th Jun 2007 at 12:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simathome
i couldnt make out the neon text enscribed onto the building, again my question being; is that neon text written in simlish?


No, it says "Sim City Café".

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 25th Jun 2007 at 12:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
No, it says "Sim City Café".


Yeah that´s what i thought....shame.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 3:56 AM
i love the backdoor lane collection, thanks a lot !
Instructor
#18 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 10:39 AM
Wow Plasticbox. Thanks for this, really nice.

Retired...

kind of.
Test Subject
#19 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 1:11 PM
Another great lot in a fantastic collection! Thanks for sharing your whole series!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 2:45 PM
AWESOME! Thanks for great work!!!

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 26th Jun 2007 at 6:28 PM
Thank you plastic box! Your lots are always wonderful and adorable!! I love all of your stuff Thanks a zillion
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 2:54 AM
Thanks a bunch, it looks awesome. -downloading-
Instructor
#23 Old 27th Jun 2007 at 11:36 PM
The entire set looks very nice. Thanks!

What happened to Backdoor Lane 38? Is it not uploaded yet?
Pettifogging Legalist!
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Original Poster
#24 Old 28th Jun 2007 at 12:07 AM
No it's not, but it's coming .. soonishly =)

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

In the kingdom of the blind, do as the Romans do.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 2:22 PM
thats aswome thanx

Who will be your pretty little enemy?When I'm gone your world will prove empty!
I promise you'll always remember me!The jokes on you, poisoning
While you clean the streets of misfortune I pick the innocent from my dirty teeth!
Were one the same...
Deranged
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