Application for a Cinema Licence to an Individual or Company
The licensing authority may grant licences to such persons as it thinks fit to use the premises specified in the licence for the purpose of cinematograph exhibitions.
The Licence shall be available at the premises whenever any cinematograph exhibition is being, or is about to be given and shall be produced upon demand for inspection by any person authorised under section 13 of the Cinematograph Act 1977.
Applications for renewal must be lodged at the start of March each year. Licences run for one year at a time from 1st April to 31st March. New Licenses may be granted during that period and will run until 31st March.
Monthly Licensing Courts
The Licensing Court is chaired by the High Bailiff accompanied by up to four magistrates. The court usually sits on the second Thursday of each month in a public court.
After receiving the application, the court grants the licences either at court, or in some instances, licences can be issued administratively in private chambers.
All applications (together with all relevant supporting documentation) must be submitted to the court, in duplicate, together with the relevant fee. Failure to do so will result in your application being returned.
Type of Application
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Application to grant / transfer a Cinematograph Licence to a Company
Application for the renewal of a Cinematograph Licence to a Company
|Application to grant / transfer a Cinematograph Licence to an Individual||Form CIN3|
|Application for the renewal of a Cinematograph Licence to an Individual||Form CIN4|