City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 4 of Ch. 5 and Art. 10 of Ch. 8 of the Revised Ordinances; amended 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Sections 526-4, 526-5, 526-11 and 526-12 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Amusement devices — See Ch. 135.

Exhibitions — See Ch. 180.

Entertainers — See Ch. 228.

Places of public entertainment — See Ch. 231.

Vending machines — See Ch. 259.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

ARTICLE I
Licensing of Theaters (§ 526-1 — § 526-5) 

ARTICLE II
Licensing of Motion-Picture Operators (§ 526-6 — § 526-12) 

Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.

§ 526-1
Applicability. 

§ 526-2
Firesafety certification required. 

§ 526-3
Safety controls on projectors. 

§ 526-4
Failure to comply. 

§ 526-5
Violations and penalties. 

§ 526-1 Applicability.

This Article shall apply to the businesses of operating, conducting or maintaining theatrical, vaudeville, motion-picture or cinema performances or exhibitions, including drive-in theaters.

§ 526-2 Firesafety certification required.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 240, Fire Prevention and Protection.
[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994]

No license under this Article shall be issued until the Fire Marshal and Chief Building Inspector shall certify to the Division of Inspections that the building or place in which the proposed licensed business is to be conducted is in a safe and proper condition with respect to fire hazards, means of exit and all other facilities for safely conducting such performance or exhibition.

§ 526-3 Safety controls on projectors.

There shall be installed and attached onto each motion-picture projector, operating in any motion-picture theater or place of amusement where people collect or congregate in the city, a safety control. Such control shall be so designed as to ensure that the motor which drives the machine is stopped in the event of the buckling or breaking of the film, the tearing of sprocket holes, the jamming of the film at any point in the machine, the failure of the upper or lower magazine take-up to work or any other cause that will stop the movement of the film through the rays of light from the lamp so that the film is in danger of catching fire.

§ 526-4 Failure to comply.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this Article, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this Article or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this Article.

§ 526-5 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 

Unless otherwise provided for in any other section of this Article, any person who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a time not exceeding 90 days, or both.

B. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this Article.

C. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.

D. 

The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this Article shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this Article or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this Article and Chapter 332.

Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.

§ 526-6
Applicability. 

§ 526-7
Exemptions. 

§ 526-8
Minimum age of operator. 

§ 526-9
Licenses and permits to be available. 

§ 526-10
Employment of unlicensed operators; list of employees. 

§ 526-11
Failure to comply. 

§ 526-12
Violations and penalties. 

§ 526-6 Applicability.

This Article shall include any person who exhibits or operates any cinematographic or other moving-picture apparatus.

§ 526-7 Exemptions.

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Article, no moving-picture operator's license shall be required in connection with the operation of any machine for exhibiting moving pictures which uses only an enclosed incandescent lamp and only cellulose acetate or other slow-burning films for a size or perforation differing from the standard used in regular moving-picture theaters or similar establishments, provided that such exhibition does not violate any applicable provision of the Code of the City of Camden or of any other ordinance, rule or regulation of the city.

§ 526-8 Minimum age of operator.

No person under the age of 18 years shall be granted a license as an operator under this Article.

§ 526-9 Licenses and permits to be available.

All operators and assistants hereunder shall have their licenses or permits with them at all times when operating a machine, or rewinding or repairing films or when otherwise employed in the booth or enclosure.

§ 526-10 Employment of unlicensed operators; list of employees.

Proprietors of moving-picture theaters or of other places where moving pictures are shown or displayed are prohibited from employing any operator or assistant who has not been duly licensed or granted a permit pursuant to this Article. Such proprietors shall file with the Division of Engineering a list of the names and addresses of the persons engaged as operators or assistants in each particular place where such moving pictures are shown. Whenever any new persons are engaged as operators or assistants, immediate notice shall be given to the Division of Engineering.

§ 526-11 Failure to comply.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this Article, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this Article or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this Article.

§ 526-12 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 

Unless otherwise provided for in any other section of this Article, any person who violates any provision of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a time not exceeding 90 days, or both.

B. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this Article.

C. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.

D. 

The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this Article shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this Article or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this Article and Chapter 332.