City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of East Orange 3-25-1968 by Ord. No. 20-1968 as Ch. 6, Art. II, Div. 1, Secs. 6:2-1 through 6:2-6, of the 1968 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 14A, Art. II.
Licenses and fees — See Ch. 170.

§ 252-1 Exemptions from licensing requirements.

There shall be exempted from the licensing requirements of Chapter 170, Licenses and Fees, all showings of motion pictures, theatrical dramatic productions or exhibitions conducted by any school, college or religious institution. There shall also be exempted from the application of Chapter 170, Licenses and Fees, any motion-picture show, legitimate theater, dramatic production or exhibition conducted by:
A. 
Any organization or group not for profit where such event is an isolated or single activity and does not represent the regular conduct of a series of performances which would otherwise require licensing.
B. 
Any other person or group where no charge is made.

§ 252-2 Obscene or indecent shows or performances.

No person shall present or cause to be presented any motion picture or engage in any performance, entertainment or exhibition which is lewd, obscene or indecent.

§ 252-3 Motion-picture theaters.

[Added 3-27-1971 by Ord. No. 5-1971]
Regulations for motion-picture theaters as licensed under Chapter 170, Licenses and Fees, of this Code, shall be as follows:
A. 
Type of picture, recommended viewing public and age group restrictions for viewing of any motion picture to be exhibited and made available to the public shall comply with ratings or schedules adopted by the motion-picture industry.
B. 
No motion picture shall be made available or exhibited to the public unless the type of picture is clearly indicated in advertisement and the classification of the film is posted conspicuously in front of the theater. Said type and classification and the age group for which same is recommended shall comply with the ratings and schedules of the motion-picture industry.
C. 
Within 24 hours upon the booking of any motion picture for public viewing, the licensee of a motion-picture theater shall file with the Chief of Police the name of the motion picture, the date of showing and the rating given the motion picture by the motion-picture industry.
D. 
Proof of age of anyone applying for admission shall be required if that person's age is not physically apparent as being above the restricted age.
E. 
Failure to comply with any provision of this section shall warrant the suspension or revocation of the license issued by the City to the motion-picture house, as the Judge of the Municipal Court shall deem proper and just, in addition to such fine or punishment as may be permitted under law.

§ 252-4 Signs displayed in lobby; exits.

[Amended 3-27-1971 by Ord. No. 5-1971]
A. 
In the lobby of every theater there shall be displayed a sign or placard not less than eight inches square, upon which there shall be legibly printed the following: "The nearest fire alarm box is at (giving location). Fire Headquarters, Telephone No. .............. ."
B. 
All locations for the showing or producing of motion pictures, theatrical dramatic productions or exhibitions shall have all exits clearly marked in accordance with rules and regulations of the Fire Department.

§ 252-5 Cleanliness of buildings.

Every building or other structure used for public entertainment shall be kept clean and free from dirt and dust and shall be cleaned as directed by the Board of Health of the City.

§ 252-6 Violations and penalties.

[Added 11-10-1980 by Ord. No. 15-1980[1]]
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000, 90 days' imprisonment and/or 90 days of community service.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).