Mockridge Cinema

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Mockridge Cinema
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Danger Updater MDUDC 13:04, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Mockridge Cinema

Foulkes Village [1, 81]

the Buttle Building Stephens Cinema Clipper Drive
the Deny Hotel Mockridge Cinema a carpark
the Dement Arms Ryan Grove Finlay Boulevard

Basic Info:

  • Cinemas are "shrouded in darkness" when unpowered.
  • Cinemas are Dark buildings.
  • In the presence of a fuelled portable generator, a Cinema's flavor text will change to one of the following:
    • "…a black-and-white drama film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a recent horror film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…an old horror film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a black-and-white documentary film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a recent drama film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a dramatic science-fiction film still looping silently on its main screen."
    • "…a black-and-white science-fiction film playing on its main screen."

Mockridge Cinema

Description

A mind-bogglingly huge cinema megaplex surrounded by acres of dead saplings and soulless car parks.

Mockridge Cinema: like a spaceship with inflight movies.

History

Dwarfing the humble Stephens Cinema to the north, the Mockridge was phase one of a plan to develop this neglected corner of Foulkes Village into a vast entertainment complex for southwest Malton. However, the Stephens Cinema development never took place, leaving the Mockridge in glorious isolation on its brownfield site. Despite the unfinished nature of the scheme, the Mockridge Cinema was a blockbusting success, as was the similarly naff and commercial Finlay Boulevard to the southeast, from which Foulkesians were decanted directly from the Village's central and southern estates to the entertainment complex.

With 32 screens on several storeys, including private screening rooms in the intimate basement 'dens' and VIP screens in the uppermost floor, Mockridge was considered state-of-the-art both in its projection facilities and its level of luxury. Its popcorn was universally acknowledged as the freshest and butteriest in town, and the armchairs had larger cupholders and more durable velour than any other cinema known to homo Maltoniensis.

Unfortunately, the quality of the actual films available to show continued to nose-dive as Hollywood, Bollywood and Pinewood failed to come up with a single original idea for a film for over a decade, at which point the oft-depicted zombie apocalypse put Malton out of its celluloid misery.

These days the cinema is often unpowered, but zombies and Villagers still flock to the darkened multiplex to take refuge, in the hope of avoiding a headshot or being eaten while they sleep in the outsized armchairs, cradling a supersized box of popcorn coated in a light sprinkling of blood flecks, and humming a dimly remembered lullaby to themselves: Hush little zombie baby, please don't say a word. Mama's gonna buy you a Mockridgebird. If that Mockridgebird don't sing, mama's gonna rip the head off and eat the brains o' that thing.

Mockridge: because size does matter.

Barricade Policy

Current Status

Mockridge Cinema is currently lived in by a couple of soldiers who spend most of their time eating pizza and watching movies. It is most well-known as the home of Robert Harrison.



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