A virtual movie theater to satisfy those cinematic cravings
With thousands of movie theaters still closed throughout the world, I was inspired to create this build as something special for others to explore. But, I was also inspired to build this due to recent nostalgia.
See, I actually used to work in a movie theater about a year ago. In fact, it was this very same movie theater. And due to my extended time there, I got to be very familiar with the grounds. So, through a combination of photographic memory, and user-submitted images from Google, I was able to look back in time to see every side and interior space, allowing me to recreate this theater, block by block. In every way, this is a very personal build for me, that I'd like to share with you.
A True-to-Life Exploration Map:
As I said, this build map is an accurate representation of a real place that I used to work at, and features all the trappings of a mega-plex theater.
It features 14 Screens, 7 bathrooms, 2 janitor's closets, 2 manager's offices, several stock closets, and a fully realized projection booth.
The build process was actually quite exciting, because I was able to see how every room aligned and connected to all of the rest. I chose to make some exaggerated adjustments to the scale of the everything to feel "accurate" to the viewpoint of the Minecraft character, which did lead to some spaces being awkwardly squashed. However, 90% of this build is true-to-life. Meaning that when you walk through this, I made sure it felt like the real building. And I take pride in that kind of realism.
Here you can download the map either directly, or through PlanetMinecraft.
Resource Pack REQUIRED
In order to enjoy this map properly, you'll also need to download the Resource Pack I built, titled, "Movie Theater OVERHAUL," which features 70 custom blocks and textures. Without this pack, over 40% of the map will look incredibly bizarre, due to the blocks that have been replaced with alternate models.
I designed these unique models (e.g. recliner seats, frozen ice machines, office computers, etc) in order to enhance the realism of the theater space, and to recreate both equipment and aesthetic elements that I distinctly remember from working there.
"Movie Theater OVERHAUL" - DIRECT Dropbox LINK
"Movie Theater OVERHAUL" - MinecraftForums LINK
"Movie Theater OVERHAUL" - PlanetMinecraft LINK
I've also created a tour / behind-the-scenes video (included below) that explains a bit more about the construction process. So check that out too if you're curious.
Also, if there are any items or textures you think should be added to this pack, please let me know. =)