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The Simlux Movie Palace - (no CC)

by sionelle Posted 7th Dec 2013 at 7:16 AM
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Lot Size: 30 X 40
Bedrooms: N/A
Bathrooms: 6
Cost furnished: 344,658
Cost unfurnished: 183,910
SPs:FLS (for seating in jazz club)
Store: Le Cinema Plumbob Set, Croon to Me Softly Mic Stand (Jazz Age Living Room), New Year's Nectar (free), Carnival Dancer (free) - (second version of lot also available, which uses only the free deco items)
CC: None

A restored art deco cinema palace from the heydey of the movie industry, the Simlux boasts a richly decorated screening room, a live stage, a sumptuous lobby with games and snacks, and an upper level cocktail bar. There are rumors that an old speakeasy has been converted into a jazz club on the very top level.

I built this community lot a while ago for someone who needed an Art Deco theater for a story she was doing, and figured I might as well post it, especially as it might fit into "Roaring Heights" when it's released. I based it on an old theater that had been restored in the town where I grew up -- it used to have a secret speakeasy on the top floor, and the new owners had turned it into a club that required a password to get into.

The ground floor of the lot has a movie screen in one chamber, plus a live stage area in the second chamber. (It's not a Showtime stage -- it's just a set, currently decorated for a vampire production.) There are dressing rooms and other backstage areas as well. The lobby snack bars have food registers, juice bars and other snacks. There are professional bars on the second floor, which is decorated with some of the Egyptian items that were all the rage in the 20s. There are instruments, a radio and a dance floor in the jazz club on the top floor. There is also a consignment register in the ticket booth, to get a service Sim in there for looks. You cannot interact through the window, however, so if this bothers you, just remove the register.

The rear view is extremely dull because that's how the backs of a lot of old theaters look in the city, as they would usually just back up into an alley.

One version of the lot (labeled 'st') has store content from the Cinema Plumbob set and some free deco items. There is a second version (labeled 'nst') that uses only EP and SP items plus the free deco objects.

The lot should be set to 'No Visitors Allowed' when you place the building. You'll need to add a rabbit hole rug or otherwise add a rabbit hole to the lot in order to use it as a theater for your town.

Lot Size: 3x4
Lot Price: 344,658

Additional Credits:
Thanks to ombradellarosa for "hiring" me as her builder for her Bachelorette story on Carl's Sims 3 Guide
Tags: #theater, #art deco, #movie, #cinema, #1920, #jazz, #club

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: None
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

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

Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons + 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: 1.55
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
The Simlux Movie Palace (st).rar | Uses Cinema Plumbob items

Size: 2.46 MB · Downloads: 4,365 · 7th Dec 2013
2.46 MB 4,365 7th Dec 2013
The Simlux Movie Palace (nst).rar | Does not use Cinema Plumbob items

Size: 2.38 MB · Downloads: 2,174 · 7th Dec 2013
2.38 MB 2,174 7th Dec 2013
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
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7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Dec 2013 at 2:20 PM
Oh very lovely.
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Dec 2013 at 3:14 PM
Great job! I've been looking for something like this for weeks :D
Field Researcher
#4 Old 7th Dec 2013 at 3:45 PM
Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Dec 2013 at 9:26 PM
This lot is beautiful. Thank you!
Also, while I have the Cinema items, I think its really nice of you to go through the extra work to make a version that doesnt use the items.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 7th Dec 2013 at 11:16 PM
Wow, this is a gorgeous lot. Thank you so much for sharing this
#7 Old 8th Dec 2013 at 11:26 AM
Wow this looks amazing! It may fit in well with Roaring Heights and could be great for using with the ultimate careers mod.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 10th Dec 2013 at 2:18 AM
Wow, this lot is fantastic! The details are just perfect! :)
Test Subject
#9 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 1:23 AM
i am a huge fan of this creation. It looks totally great in a city (Bridgeport per se?) It also has a 1920's classic Hollywood vibe to it!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 6th Apr 2014 at 8:25 PM
Exceptional job! Thank you for the awesome movie palace.:)
Test Subject
#11 Old 2nd May 2014 at 1:19 AM
Very Nice
#12 Old 19th May 2014 at 12:09 PM
Test Subject
#13 Old 31st Aug 2016 at 6:38 AM
Very nice build,thanks..