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Cinemas Act 1985

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Schedule 1Amendments of Act Which Have Effect on Coming into Force of Section 12(11) of the Fire Precautions Act 1971

1In section 2(2), after the words " section 4 below" there shall be inserted the words

and any regulations made or having effect as if made under section 12 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

2In section 6, for subsection (3) there shall be substituted the following—

(3)The exemptions mentioned in section 5(3) above also have effect in relation to any film exhibition to which this section applies.

3The following provisions shall cease to have effect, namely—

(a)in section 3—

(i)in subsection (1), paragraph (b);

(ii)in subsection (2), the words " the fire authority and" ;

(iii)in subsection (3), the words " by the fire authority or";

(iv)in subsection (10), the definition of " fire authority";

(b)section 4(2)(a);

(c)in section 7((1)(a)), the words " , to the fire authority " ;

(d)in section 8—

(i)in subsection (1)(b), the words ", to the fire authority " ;

(ii)in subsection (2), the definition of "fire authority";

(e)in section 10, subsection (1)(d) and 2(c);

(f)in section 13—

(i)in subsections (1) and (4), the words "or of the fire authority " ;

(ii)subsections (1)(b) and (2) ;

(iii)in subsection (6), in the definition of "relevant provisions", in paragraph (a) the words "or (2)(a)", paragraph (b) and in paragraph (c) the words "or (2)(b)";

(g)in section 16(3), the words " a fire authority and" and the words " that authority and " ;

(h)in section 21, the definition of " fire authority ".

Schedule 2Consequential Amendments

Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922

1In paragraph (iii) of the proviso to section 2 of the Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922, for the words " the Cinematograph Act 1909 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Children and Young Persons Act 1933

2In section 12(5) of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, for the words " the Cinematograph Act 1909 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Public Health Act 1936

3In section 226(3) of the Public Health Act 1936—

(a)for the words " cinematograph exhibitions (within the meaning of the Cinematograph Act 1909) " there shall be substituted the words

film exhibitions (within the meaning of the Cinemas Act 1985);

(b)for the words " subsection (2) of section seven of that Act" there shall be substituted the words

subsection (1) of section 7 of that Act; and

(c)for the words " the said subsection (2)" there shall be substituted the words

the said subsection (1).

Shops Act 1950

4In section 22(4) of the Shops Act 1950, for the words "the Sunday Entertainments Act 1932" there shall be substituted the words

section 9 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

5In section 74(1) of the Shops Act 1950, in the definition of "theatre", for the words "cinematograph exhibitions (within the meaning of the Cinematograph Act 1909)" there shall be substituted the words

film exhibitions (within the meaning of the Cinemas Act 1985).

Obscene Publications Act 1939

6(1)Section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act 1959 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsections (3A) and (4A), for the words "cinematograph exhibition ", wherever they occur, there shall be substituted the words

film exhibition.

(3)For subsection (7) there shall be substituted the following—

(7)In this section " film exhibition " has the same meaning as in the Cinemas Act 1985.

Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963

7In section 90(1) of the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963, in the definition of " place of public entertainment", in paragraph (b), for the words "the Cinematograph Acts 1909 and 1952 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1966

8In section 21(1) of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1966, for the words "a cinematograph exhibition within the meaning of the Cinematograph Acts, 1909 and 1952 " there shall be substituted the words

a film exhibition within the meaning of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Fire Precautions Act 1971

9In subsection (11) of section 12 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971, for the words " by virtue of section 2(1)(a) of the Cinematograph Act 1952 under the Cinematograph Act 1909 " there shah be substituted the words

under section 4(2)(a) of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975

10In section 289D(1A) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975, for paragraph (f) there shall be substituted the following—

(f)section 11(1)(a) of the Cinemas Act 1985 ;.

Magistrates' Courts Act 1980

11In section 143(2) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, for paragraph (a) there shall be substituted the following—

(n)section 11(1)(a) of the Cinemas Act 1985 (using premises without licence);.

12In Part III of Schedule 6 to the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980, in paragraph 3, for the words " the Cinematograph Act 1909 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Indecent Displays (Control) Act 1981

13In section 1(4) of the Indecent Displays (Control) Act 1981 for paragraph (e) there shall be substituted the following_

(e)included in a film exhibition as defined in the Cinemas Act

(i)given in a place which as regards that exhibition is required to be licensed under section 1 of that Act or by virtue only of section 5, 7 or 8 of that Act is not required to be so licensed ; or

(ii)which is an exhibition to which section 6 of that Act applies given by an exempted organisation as defined m subsection (6) of that section.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

14In section 10(11) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, for the words " the Cinematograph Acts 1909 and 1952 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

15In paragraph 21 of Schedule 1 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following—

(b)section 19 of the Cinemas Act 1985 ;.

16In paragraph 3(2) of Schedule 3 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982—

(a)in paragraph (a) for the words " the Cinematograph Act 1909 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985

and for the words " that Act " there shall be substituted the words

that section; and

(b)for paragraph (b) there shall be substituted the following—

(b)of their use for an exhibition to which section 6 of that Act (certain non-commercial exhibitions) applies given by an exempted organisation within the meaning of section 6(6) of that Act.

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

17In section 41(2)(d) of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, for the words " the Cinematograph Act 1909 " there shall be substituted the words

section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985.

Video Recordings Act 1984

18(1)Section 3 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 shall be amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (6)(b), for the words from "an exempted" to " (cinematograph " there shall be substituted the words

a film exhibition to which section 6 of the Cinemas Act 1985 applies (film.

(3)For subsection (7) there shall be substituted the following— " (7) The premises referred to in subsection (6) above are—

(a)premises in respect of which a licence under section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985 is in force,

(b)premises falling within section 7 of that Act (premises used only occasionally and exceptionally for film exhibitions), or

(c)premises falling within section 8 of that Act (building or structure of a movable character) in respect of which such a licence as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of that section has been granted."

Schedule 3Enactments Repealed

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
9Edw. 7. c. 30.The Cinematograph Act 1909.The whole Act.
22 & 23 Geo. 5 c. 51.The Sunday Entertainments Act 1932.

Section 1.

In section 4, paragraph (a), the words " cinematograph entertainment or" and the words " allowed under this Act or ".

In section 5, the definition of " cinematograph entertainment ".

23 & 24 Geo. 5 c. 12.The Children and Young Persons Act 1933.In section 12(3), the words " under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, or ".
1 Edw. 8 & 1 Geo. 6. c. 37.The Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937.In section 23(3), the words " under the Cinematograph Act, 1909, or ".
15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 68.The Cinematograph Act 1952.The whole Act.
1963 c. 33.The London Government Act 1963.

In section 52, subsection (2) and, in subsection (3), the words from " and with " to the end.

In Schedule 12, in paragraph 17(1), the words "the Cinematograph Act 1909 or ", in paragraph 18, paragraph (b), and paragraph 19(5).

1966 c. 42.The Local Government Act 1966.In Schedule 3, in Part II, the entry numbered 12.
1966 c. 51.The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966.In Schedule 4, in Part II, the entry numbered 10.
1967 c. 19.The Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967.In section 2(3), the words from the beginning to " such enactment; and ".
1971 c. 40.The Fire Precautions Act 1971.Section 12(12).
1972 c. 19.The Sunday Cinema Act 1972.The whole Act.
1972 c. 70.The Local Government Act 1972.Section 204(5).
1973 c. 65.The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Section 188(3)(a).

In Schedule 24, paragraph 33.

1977 c. 45. 1982 c. 33

The Criminal Law Act 1977.

The Cinematograph (Amendment) Act 1982.

Section 53(4). The whole Act.
1984 c. 12.The Telecommunications Act 1984.In Schedule 4, paragraphs 11 and 85.
1984 c. 46.The Cable and Broadcasting Act 1984.In Schedule 5, paragraphs 3 and 42.

TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

Note: The following abbreviations are used in this Table:—

1909 = The Cinematograph Act 1909 (9 Edw. 7. c. 30)
1932 = The Sunday Entertainments Act 1932 (22 & 23 Geo. 5. c. 51)
1952 = The Cinematograph Act 1952 (15 & 16 Geo. 6 & 1 Eliz. 2. c. 68)
1963 = The London Government Act 1963 (c 33)
1972 = The Sunday Cinema Act 1972 (c. 19)
1972 c. 70 = The Local Government Act 1972 (c. 70)
1973 c. 65 = The Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 (c. 65)
1975 c. 21 = The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975 (c. 21)
1982 = The Cinematograph (Amendment) Act 1982 (c. 33)
1982 c. 48 = The Criminal Justice Act 1982 (c. 48)
1984 c. 12 = The Telecommunications Act 1984 (c. 12)
1984 c. 46 = The Cable and Broadcasting Act 1984 (c. 46)
1984 c. 60 = The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (c. 60)
R = The recommendation of the Law Commission contained in their Report (Cmnd. 9425) on this Act.
ProvisionDerivation
KD1909 s. 1(1); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 1.
(2)1909 s. 2(1); 1952 Sch.; 1972 c. 70 s. 204(5)(a); 1973 c. 65 Sch. 24, para. 33; 1982 Sch. 1, para. 2(1).
(3)1952 s. 3.
21952 s. 4(1), (2).
3(1M3)1982 s. 3(1)-(3).
(4)1909 s. 2(2); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 2(2).
(5)1909 s. 2(3); 1972 c. 70 s. 204(5)(a); 1973 c. 65 Sch. 24, para. 33.
(6)1982 s. 3(4).
(7)1909 s. 2(5); Fees for Cinematograph Licences (Variation) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1411); Fees for Cinematograph Licences (Variation) (Scotland) Order 1981 (S.I. 1981/1421).
(8)(9)Local Government Act 1966 (c. 42) ss. 35(2), 40, Sch. 3 Pt. II; Local Government (Scotland) Act 1966 (c. 51) s. 42(2), (3), Sch. 4 Pt. II.
(10)1909 s. 7(2); 1982 s. 9(1), Sch. 1, para. 3(1)(a) ("chief officer of police", "fire authority"); 1952 s. 4(3); 1982 ss. 3(5), 9(1) ("licence"); 1909 s. 2(1); 1952 s. 9(1); 1982 s. 9(1), Sch. 1. para. 2(1) (" licensing authority ").
4(1)1909 s. 1(2); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 1.
(2)1952 s. 2(1).
(3)Statutory Instruments Act 1946 (c. 36) s. 1(2); 1952 s. 2(2).
5(1)1909 s. 7(5); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 3(3).
(2)1982 s. 2(1), (2).
(3)1909 s. 7(4); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 3(3).
6(1)1952 s. 5(1), (3); 1982 s. 9(1).
(2)1982 s. 2(1), (2).
(3)1952 s. 5(1).
(4)1952 s. 5(2).
(5)1952 s. 5(3).
(6)1952 s. 5(4); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 7(1).
(7)1952 s. 5(5); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 7(1).
(8)1982 Sch. 1 para. 7(2).
7(1)1909 s. 7(2): 1982 Sch. 1 para. 3(1).
(2)1909 s. 7(4)(d); 1952 s. 5(1)(c); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 3(3).
81909 s. 7(3); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 3(2).
9(1)1932 s. 4; R.
(2)(3)1932 s. 1(1); R.
(4)1932 s. 1(4); Criminal Law Act 1977 (c. 45) s. 31(5), (6); 1982 c. 48 s. 46.
(5)-(7)1932 s. 1(3).
(8)1932 s. 6(3).
101982 s. 7(1)-(3).
11(1)1975 c. 21 s. 289G; 1982 s. 7(4); 1982 c. 48 ss. 46, 54; Criminal Penalties etc. (Increase) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/447); Increase of Criminal Penalties etc. (Scotland) Order 1984 (S.I. 1984/526).
(2)(3)1982 s. 7(5), (6).
12(1)Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (c. 12) s. 12(3); Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act 1937 (c. 37) s. 23(3); 1982 s. 7(7).
(2)1982 s. 7(7).
13(1)-(4)1982 s. 5(1)-(4).
(5)1975 c. 21 s. 289G; 1982 s. 5(5); 1982 c. 48 ss. 46, 54.
(6)1982 s. 5(6).
(7)1932 s. 1(2); 1982 Sch. 1, para. 4.
(8)1984 c. 60s. 9(2).
14(1)1982 s. 6(1).
(2)1982 s. 6(2).
(3)1982 s. 6(1); 1984 c. 60s. 26(1).
151982 s. 8.
16(1)1982 s. 4(1).
(2)1972 s. 2; 1982 Sch. 1, para. 11.
(3)-(5)1982 s. 4(2)-(4).
171963 Sch. 12, para. 17.
18(1)1963 Sch. 12, para. 18.
(2)1963 Sch. 12, para. 19(5).

19(1)(2)

(3)

1952 s. 7(1), (2).

1952 s. 7(1); Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967 (c. 19) s. 2(3).

201982 s. 2(3)-(6).
21(1)1952 s. 9(1) (" child "); 1909 s. 1(3); 1952 s. 9(1); 1982 s. 1, Sch. 1, paras. 1, 8; 1984 c. 12 Sch. 4, paras. 11, 85; 1984 c. 46 s. 56(2), Sch. 5, paras. 3, 42 ("film exhibition"); 1909 ss. 2(1), 7(6); 1963 s. 52(2); 1972 c. 70 s. 204(5); 1973 c. 65 s. 188(3)(a), Sch. 24, para. 33; 1982 s. 9(1), Sch. 1, paras. 2(1), 3(3) ("local authority ").
(2)1982 s. 9(2).
22Fire Precautions Act 1971 (c. 40) s. 12(11),(12); 1982 s. 10(3).
23[Transitional provisions.]
24[Consequential amendments and repeals.]
25[Citation etc.]
Sch. 1Fire Precautions Act 1971 (c. 40) ss. 12(11), (12); 1982 s. 10(3).
Sch. 2[Consequential amendments]
Sch. 3[Enactments repealed]

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