CINEMATOGRAPH ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Establishment of Cinematograph Authority

   4   Exhibition by mutoscope, etc unlawful without written permission of Authority

   5   Officer designated by the Authority may order exhibition to cease, etc

   6   Contravention of provisions, an offence

   7   Duty of occupier of premises where exhibition to be held. Offence

   8   When any officer, etc appointed by the Authority may enter premises

   9   Rules by Minister

   10   Posters and advertisements to be approved

   11   Duties of Authority

   12   Punishment for offences

   13   Onus of proof on defendant

   14   Private premises

      SCHEDULE

 

THE CINEMATOGRAPH ACT

[Date of Commencement: 25th July, 1913]

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Cap 56.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Law 48 of 1960.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>Act 42 of 1969.

1   Short title

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   This Act may be cited as the Cinematograph Act.

2   Interpretation

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>   In this Act-

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>[48/1960 s 2.]

   "the Authority" means the Authority constituted under section 3;

   "film" includes phono-film;

   "poster" includes illustrated pamphlets, photographs and pictures.

3   Establishment of Cinematograph

   (1) There is hereby constituted a body to be called the Cinematograph Authority.

Authority.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule shall have effect as to the constitution, operation and expenses of the Authority and otherwise in relation thereto.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>[48/1960 s 3.]

4   Exhibition by muto-scope, etc unlawful without written permission of Authority

   (1) It shall not be lawful for any person to conduct or allow to be presented or given by means of a mutoscope, cinematograph, or other similar apparatus, any exhibition of pictures or other optical effects, without the written permission of the Authority, in accordance with the rules made under this Act.

<IN:LF:0,RT:1.64514,FI:0>[48/1960 s 5.]

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   (2) The Authority may refuse to grant such permission, or grant it subject to the rules made under this Act and subject to such special conditions and restrictions, to be specified in the permission, as to the Authority may seem fit; and any such permission may be revoked by the Authority at any time.

   (3) No such permission shall be granted unless a description of every scene intended to be presented, produced or given has been first furnished to the Authority. It shall be lawful for such Authority after such description has been furnished, and before permission has been granted or refused, to demand that any exhibition of pictures or other optical effects which any person proposes to conduct, allow to be presented or give as aforesaid be first made to or viewed by such Authority in private at the sole cost and expense of the person proposing to conduct, allow to be presented, or give such exhibition, and the permission referred to in this section shall not be granted if it shall appear fit to the Authority, after such exhibition shall have been made to or viewed by the Authority, to refuse or withhold the same.

5   Officer designated by the Authority may order exhibition to cease, etc

   Where the Authority grants any such permission as aforesaid upon condition that the exhibition be conducted under the superintendence of some officer or person designated in the permission then it shall be lawful at any time for such officer or person so designated to order such exhibition to cease and to give any other directions which he may think necessary for ensuring the safety from fire of the premises at which the exhibition takes place and of the people attending the exhibition.

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