Willmott Drive-In

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General Information
Creator Author: Maxis
Lot Size 4x4 (One variant)
Tileset All
Stage 1 (All)
Wealth Level CS§
Occupants (§) 131
Bulldoze Cost §220
Construction 22 days
Flammability 43
Fire Stage 4
Power Cons. 3 MWh
Water Cons. 32 Gallons
Air Pol. 7 over 4 tiles
Water Pol. 4 over 5 tiles
Garbage Pol. 4 over 0 tiles

Willmott Drive-In is a Stage 1 Low-Wealth Commercial Services Building that grows on both Medium Density and High Density Commercial zones.


This building is likely one of the many in the game named after a member of SimCity 4's production team. It is probably named for Andrew Willmott, one of SimCity 4's programmers[1] whose name also appears in GraphicsRules.sgr as the person logged into the computer used as a reference for computer specifications.[2]

This building is considered to be one of the more hated buildings in Maxis' building set due to its abnormally high number of jobs (Drive-in theatres normally do not employ 131 people, especially not in the configuration of Willmott Drive-In) and low stage causing it to grow frequently early in the game. It is generally the first thing to grow on Medium Density and High Density zones in smaller towns. Its' comparably sparse lot also contributes to a sense of unsightliness.


  1. SimCity 4 Credits: "Engineer: Andrew Willmott"
  2. GraphicsRules.sgr Line 229: "username = aWillmott"