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The Movie Theater is a building that allows players to watch movies, alone or with a guest, once every 7 days. It is unlocked after completing the Community Center. The night before the first rainy or stormy day after completing the Community Center, there is a cutscene of a lightning bolt striking the doors to the abandoned JojaMart. Afterwards, the player may enter the abandoned JojaMart and find the Missing Bundle. The night after completing the Missing Bundle, the Junimos will build a Movie Theater.
Players must purchase a Movie Ticket for 1,000g to enter the Movie Theater. Gifting a ticket to a villager will invite them to the movies with you. To see the movie with the villager, you must enter the theater on the same day you give them the ticket; otherwise, the ticket you gave them is forgotten.
There are 8 movies in total. Movies repeat on a 2-year cycle, based on the season in which the player unlocks the Movie Theater. All four "year 1" movies will cycle, followed by year 2 movies, then repeat. The year in the table below refers to the year in which the player first unlocks the Theater.
Asking a guest to a loved movie earns 200 Friendship points with the guest, a liked movie earns 100 Friendship points, and a disliked movie neither earns nor costs friendship points with the guest.
Note that Penny will love any movie if Pam is also present. Although you cannot invite both of them, there is a small chance that Pam will be in the audience of the movie when you invite Penny, as random community members are sometimes in the movie theater during the movie.
|The Brave Little Sapling||An animated family comedy about a little sprout on a magical adventure to become a tree!||Spring, Y1||Caroline, Dwarf, Jas, Penny, Sandy, Vincent||Abigail, Alex, Clint, Demetrius, Elliott, Emily, Evelyn, George, Gus, Haley, Harvey, Jodi, Kent, Leah, Leo, Lewis, Marnie, Maru, Pam, Pierre, Robin, Sam, Willy||Krobus, Linus, Sebastian, Shane, Wizard|
|Journey Of The Prairie King: The Motion Picture||The beloved video game comes to the silver screen!||Summer, Y1||Caroline, Dwarf, Jas, Robin, Sandy, Vincent||Abigail, Alex, Clint, Demetrius, Emily, Evelyn, Gus, Jodi, Kent, Leo, Lewis, Marnie, Maru, Pam, Penny, Pierre, Sam, Sebastian, Shane, Willy||Elliott, George, Haley, Harvey, Krobus, Leah, Linus, Wizard|
|Mysterium||Peer behind the midnight veil... You must experience to believe!||Fall, Y1||Abigail, Dwarf, Elliott, Leah, Sandy, Sebastian, Wizard||Alex, Caroline, Clint, Demetrius, Haley, Jodi, Krobus, Leo, Marnie, Maru, Pam, Pierre, Robin, Sam, Shane, Willy||Emily, Evelyn, George, Gus, Harvey, Jas, Kent, Lewis, Linus, Penny, Vincent|
|The Miracle At Coldstar Ranch||Against all odds, a family keeps the spirit of the Winter Star alive...||Winter, Y1||Dwarf, Emily, Evelyn, Gus, Harvey, Marnie, Sandy||Alex, Caroline, Clint, Elliott, George, Haley, Jas, Jodi, Kent, Leah, Leo, Lewis, Maru, Pam, Penny, Pierre, Robin, Willy||Abigail, Demetrius, Krobus, Linus, Sam, Sebastian, Shane, Vincent, Wizard|
|Natural Wonders: Exploring Our Vibrant World||Take a tour through the lands of the Ferngill Republic... from The Fern Islands to Zuzu City, this world is full of life!||Spring, Y2||Demetrius, Dwarf, Jas, Lewis, Leo, Maru, Sandy||Abigail, Caroline, Clint, Elliott, Emily, Evelyn, George, Gus, Haley, Harvey, Jodi, Kent, Leah, Marnie, Pam, Penny, Pierre, Robin, Sam, Sebastian, Shane, Willy||Alex, Krobus, Linus, Vincent, Wizard|
|Wumbus||An absurd sci-fi comedy centered around the life and times of a lumpy guy from another star.||Summer, Y2||Alex, Demetrius, Dwarf, Gus, Jas, Maru, Pierre, Sam, Sandy, Shane, Vincent||Abigail, Clint, Elliott, Emily, Evelyn, George, Harvey, Jodi, Kent, Leah, Leo, Lewis, Marnie, Pam, Penny, Robin, Sebastian, Willy||Caroline, Haley, Krobus, Linus, Wizard|
|It Howls In The Rain||A group of youngsters set out to discover the source of a mysterious sound. (Parental Supervision Required)||Fall, Y2||Abigail, Alex, Dwarf, Sandy, Sebastian, Shane||Caroline, Clint, Demetrius, Gus, Haley, Jodi, Leo, Marnie, Maru, Pam, Pierre, Robin, Sam, Willy||Elliott, Emily, Evelyn, George, Harvey, Jas, Kent, Krobus, Leah, Lewis, Linus, Penny, Vincent, Wizard|
|The Zuzu City Express||A beloved movie classic, carefully restored for modern theaters.||Winter, Y2||Dwarf, Evelyn, George, Harvey, Jodi, Sandy||Alex, Caroline, Elliott, Emily, Gus, Haley, Jas, Kent, Leah, Leo, Lewis, Marnie, Maru, Pam, Penny, Pierre, Robin, Willy||Abigail, Clint, Demetrius, Krobus, Linus, Sam, Sebastian, Shane, Vincent, Wizard|
Players can choose to purchase a snack for their guest at the concessions counter. Purchasing a loved snack earns 50 Friendship points with the guest, a liked snack earns 25 Friendship points, and a disliked snack neither earns nor costs friendship points with the guest. Only five foods out of the following are randomly offered at a time for the player to select for their guest.
Inside the lobby is a Crane Game machine. Players can play the Crane Game for 500g to win prizes. There is a 25% chance that the Crane Game will be occupied by a man, and unplayable. The Crane Game is always occupied after watching a movie.
After paying to play, the player has 3 chances to grab a prize. There is a 15-second timer for each attempt, which begins when the player first moves the crane. Successfully grabbing a prize on chance 1 or 2 does not end the game. Each time the player pays for a new game, the prizes will be randomized.
The first movement is horizontal, and places the crane (right-arrow on keyboard). The second movement is vertical, and drops the crane (down-arrow on keyboard). The crane will drop to the position of its shadow, which can be controlled by holding the down-arrow. Once the down-arrow button is released, the crane will drop. When the crane reaches its shadow, it will stop and grab any prize at that location.
The crane may drop the prize on its way to the collection chute at the left. The further away from the chute the item is, and the less firm the crane's grasp on the item is, the more likely it is to drop it.
- Anytime: Futan Bear, Futan Rabbit, Small Junimo Plush (any color), Lg. Futan Bear, Dinosaur Egg, Omni Geode, Warp Totem: Farm, Mega Bomb, Movie Ticket, Exotic Tree, Deluxe Tree, House Plant 13, Poster from current movie
- Spring: Indoor Hanging Basket, Plush Bunny, Lawn Flamingo, Seasonal Decor, Seasonal Plants #1, 2, 3, or 6
- Summer: Indoor Palm, (if Wumbus is playing: Wumbus Statue, Bobo Statue), (if Journey of the Prairie King is playing: Long Palm, Long Cactus)
- Fall: Small Wall Pumpkin, Wall Pumpkin, Dried Sunflowers, Grave Stone, Green Serpent Statue, Purple Serpent Statue
- Winter: Winter Tree Decal, Big Red Cane, Big Green Cane, Green Canes, Red Canes, Mixed Cane, Tree of the Winter Star
- Krobus will not attend movies on Fridays.
- Unlike presents, the cooldown on movies does not reset on Sunday. You must wait at least 7 days after having seen a movie in order to give another Movie Ticket to an NPC.
- The Special Charm can be obtained from the vehicle next to the Movie Theater.
- Even though Shane and Pam hate Joja Cola as a gift, Pam likes and Shane loves the Joja Cola concession snack.
- NPCs that can appear in the lobby include the Governor, Famous Painter Lupini, Welwick the Fortune Teller, and Marcello.
|Merchants||Abandoned House • Adventurer's Guild • Blacksmith • Carpenter's Shop • Casino • Desert Trader • Fish Shop • Harvey's Clinic • Ice Cream Stand • Island Trader • JojaMart • Marnie's Ranch • Oasis • Pierre's General Store • Qi's Walnut Room • The Stardrop Saloon • Traveling Cart • Volcano Dwarf • Wizard's Tower|
|Houses||1 River Road • 2 River Road • 1 Willow Lane • 2 Willow Lane • 24 Mountain Road • Elliott's Cabin • Farmhouse • Island Farmhouse • Leah's Cottage • Mayor's Manor • Tent • Trailer • Treehouse|
|Farm Buildings||Farming||Barn • Cabin • Coop • Fish Pond • Greenhouse • Mill • Shed • Silo • Slime Hutch • Stable • Well|
|Special||Desert Obelisk • Earth Obelisk • Farm Obelisk • Gold Clock • Island Obelisk • Junimo Hut • Water Obelisk|
|Other Buildings||Community Center • Dog Pen • Island Field Office • Joja Warehouse • Movie Theater • Museum • Spa • Witch's Hut|