Cinemas Act 1985

19 Music and dancing licences not required.E+W+S

(1)A licence shall not be required for any premises under a relevant enactment by reason only of the giving of a film exhibition—

(a)which includes representations of persons playing music, dancing or singing, or

(b)which otherwise includes or is accompanied by music.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) above any music played at any premises by way of introduction to, in any interval between parts of, or by way of conclusion of, a film exhibition or in the interval between two film exhibitions shall be treated as music accompanying the exhibition or exhibitions, as the case may be, if the total time taken by music so played on any day amounts to less than one quarter of the total time taken by the film exhibition or exhibitions given in the premises on that day.

(3)In subsection (1) above “relevant enactment” means—

(a)the M1Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing) Act 1967, or

(b)any enactment for the regulation of places kept or ordinarily used for public dancing, singing, music or other public entertainment of the like kind.

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