CHAPTER 158 - THEATRES AND CINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITION ACT: SUBSIDARY LEGISLATION

INDEX TO SUBSIDARY LEGISLATION

Films Censorship Regulations

Theatres and Cinematograph Exhibition (Forms and Fees) Regulations

Theatres and Cinematograph Exhibition Regulations

Regulation 2 of the Theatres and Cinematograph Exbition Regulations - Application

FILMS CENSORSHIP REGULATIONS

[Sections 7 and 12]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Film Censorship Board

   3.   Duties of Board

   4.   If matter added to cinematograph picture after approval, picture to be again submitted to Board

   5.   Right of appeal from decisions of Board

   6.   Area of Board

   7.   Resident Secretaries to be additional Boards for certain purposes

      SCHEDULE

[Regulations by the President]

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 13 of 1930,

GN 41 of 1932,

GN 66 of 1932,

GN 137 of 1932,

GN 54 of 1936,

GN 113 of 1937,

GN 33 of 1938,

GN 119 of 1938,

GN 166 of 1939,

GN 171 of 1945,

GN 234 of 1960,

GN 243 of 1960,

GN 39 of 1961,

GN 38 of 1962,

GN 302 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 70 of 1964,

SI 237 of 1966,

SI 21 of 1979,

SI 75 of 1979.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Films Censorship Regulations.

 

2.   Film Censorship Board

   (1) The Chairman or not less than two members of any Film Censorship Board (hereinafter referred to as “the Board”) shall form a quorum.

   (2) Questions before the Board shall be decided by a majority of votes of those present and voting and, in the case of equality of votes, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.

   (3) If only two members of the Board are present and voting then, in the case of equality of votes on any question, such question shall be brought up again for decision before not less than three members of the Board.

   (4) The Minister may appoint a member of the Board to be Chairman of the Board.

[Am by 234 of 1960; 243 of 1960; 302 of 1964; SI 70 of 1964.]

 

3.   Duties of Board

   (1) It shall be the duty of the Board to examine every cinematograph picture duly submitted to it for examination with a view to such cinematograph picture being approved for purposes of exhibition to the public.

   (2) On the completion of the examination of any cinematograph picture, the Board may—

      (a)   approve the same as suitable for exhibition to the public in accordance with the following classifications—

“U” suitable for universal exhibition;

“A” suitable for exhibition to adults, children between the ages of four and sixteen years to be admitted only when accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult;

“X” suitable for exhibition to adults only, children between the ages of four and sixteen years not to be admitted whether accompanied by an adult or not;

      (b)   refuse to approve the same;

      (c)   agree to approve the same, subject to such excisions from the cinematograph picture as it thinks proper, and thereafter to classify such cinematograph picture in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) and to mark the same in accordance with the provisions of sub- regulation (3).

   (3) If the Board shall approve a cinematograph picture as suitable for exhibition to the public in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (a) of sub-regulation (2), it shall affix to such cinematograph picture the mark “U”, “A” or “X”, as the case may be.

   (4) No person shall exhibit or cause to be exhibited any cinematograph picture classified and marked in accordance with the provisions of this regulation without the mark affixed thereto.

   (5) No person exhibiting or causing to be exhibited a cinematograph picture—

      (a)   classified and marked “A” in accordance with the provisions of this regulation shall permit the attendance of children between the ages of four and sixteen years at such exhibition unless accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult;

      (b)   classified and marked “X” in accordance with the provisions of this regulation shall permit the attendance at such exhibition of any child between the ages of four and sixteen years whether accompanied by an adult or not.

   (6) If the Board approves a cinematograph picture subject to the making of excisions therein and the handing over to the Board of such excised portions, the person submitting the said picture for approval may elect whether not to exhibit the picture at all or to exhibit it after having caused the said excisions to be made and so handed over.

   (7) The approval of the Board shall not be given with respect to any cinematograph picture or any part thereof which is made in the Republic of South Africa or by or in association with any company formed in the Republic of South Africa, or which in its opinion depicts any matter that is contrary to public order or decency, or the exhibition of which would for any other reason be undesirable in the public interest. In the case of a cinematograph picture the exhibition of which is intended to be accompanied by a mechanical reproduction of sound (whether or not the device or arrangement for such reproduction is an integral part of the cinematograph picture), the Board may take such reproduction of sound into consideration in determining whether or not the cinematograph picture should be approved, or in determining what excisions, if any, should be made there from.

   (8)—

      (a)   On approval by the Board of any cinematograph picture, a permit shall be issued in the form in the Schedule, on payment of a fee of 125 fee units to the Licensing Officer. Such permit shall accompany all cinematograph pictures which are passed by the Board for exhibition in Zambia.

      (b)   Not earlier than the hour appointed for the commencement of each performance there shall be exhibited on the screen, prior to the exhibition of any picture, a certificate in the following form:

This is to certify that all films shown in this theatre at this performance have received the approval of the Film Censorship Board of Zambia for exhibition and the prescribed fee of 125 fee units has been paid in respect of each such film.

   (9) No fee shall be payable for a permit to exhibit a cinematograph picture which is to be exhibited at an entertainment for which no charge is made for admission or an entertainment the proceeds of which, after deducting reasonable expenses, are devoted to philanthropic or charitable purposes.

[Am by GN 41 of 1932; 137 of 1932; 54 of 1936; 119 of 1938; 166 of 1939; 234 of 1960; 38 of 1962; 237 of 1966; SI 21 of 1979; 25 of 1979; Act 13 of 1994.]

 

4.   If matter added to cinematograph picture after approval, picture to be again submitted to Board

If any matter other than a certificate of approval or the mark “U”, “A” or “X” is added to a cinematograph picture after it has been approved by the Board, the picture shall, before exhibition or further exhibition, be again submitted to the Board for examination, and unless and until it has been again approved by the Board it shall be deemed not to have been approved.

[Am by GN 38 of 1962.]

 

5.   Right of appeal from decisions of Board

An appeal shall lie to the Minister in respect of any act or decision of the Board done or made or omitted to be done or made under the provisions of these Regulations, and the Minister may confirm, disallow or vary such act or decision of the Board or direct the Board to act in such manner as to the Minister shall see fit, subject to the provisions of these Regulations.

[Am by GN 302 of 1964; SI 70 of 1964.]

 

6.   Area of Board

The area for which the Board may exercise the powers contained in these Regulations shall be the whole of Zambia.

[Am by SI 70 of 1964.]

 

7.   Resident Secretaries to be additional Boards for certain purposes

For the purpose of censoring films made in Zambia or imported into Zambia otherwise than through Lusaka, the District Executive Secretaries of all Districts are hereby appointed to be additional Boards for the purposes of examining and approving such films for exhibition within their respective Provinces.

[Am by GN 39 of 1961.]

SCHEDULE

[Regulation 3]

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

THEATRES AND CINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITION ACT

EXHIBITION PERMIT

FILM CENSORSHIP BOARD

This film.............................................................................................................................................................

...........................................................................................................................................................................

has been approved by the Board for exhibition in Zambia and has been classified and marked.....................

Date...........................................19..............

...........................................................

Chairman of the Board

Fee Paid 125 fee units

NOTE.- This permit must accompany the film through Zambia.

[Am by GN 54 of 1936; 166 of 1939; 234 of 1960; 38 of 1962; SI 21 of 1979; 75 of 1979; Act 13 of 1994.]

THEATRES AND CINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITION (FORMS AND FEES) REGULATIONS

[Section 12]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

   1.   Title

   2.   Theatre licence

   3.   Prescribed fees

   4.   Exemption

      SCHEDULE

[Regulations by the President]

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 14 of 1930,

GN 497 of 1964,

GN 20 of 1979,

GN 74 of 1979.

 

1.   Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Theatres and Cinematograph Exhibition (Forms and Fees) Regulations.

 

2.   Theatre licence

The licence to be issued by a Licensing Officer in respect of any theatre shall be in the form in the Schedule.

 

3.   Prescribed fees

There shall be payable to the Licensing Officer, upon issue of a theatre licence, the following fees, that is to say—

      (a)   In respect of a licence for a period not exceeding twelve calendar months, expiring on the 31st December in any year
10,000 fee units 

      (b)   In respect of a licence for a period not exceeding one week100 fee units 

      (c)   In respect of a licence for a period not exceeding twenty-four hours50 fee units

[Am by SI 20 of 1979; Act 13 of 1994.]

 

4.   Exemption

The President may exempt any person from payment of the whole or any part of the fees specified in regulation 3.

SCHEDULE

[Regulation 2]

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA

THEATRES AND CINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITION ACT

THEATRE LICENCE

Licence is hereby granted to ......................................... of .................................. in respect of a theatre situate at ................................... for the period.......................19. .... to........................19....... inclusive, for which period ........................... fee has been paid, subject to the provisions of the above-named Act, the regulations issued thereunder and the conditions hereunder set forth.

[Description of Theatre]

Dated this ................................... day of ...................................19.......

...............................................................

Licensing Officer

[Special Conditions]

...............................................................

Licensing Officer

THEATRES AND CINEMATOGRAPH EXHIBITION REGULATIONS

[Section 12]

Arrangement of Regulations

   Regulation

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Title

   2.   Application

PART II
GENERAL BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

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