Village of Great Neck Estates, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 3-7-1955 by Ord. No. 78 (Ch. 119 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire safety in theaters — Ch. 167, § 167-22.

§ 207-1 License required to admit children unaccompanied by parents.

On and after the date this chapter becomes effective, no child under the age of 16 years will be admitted to any theater in the Village of Great Neck Estates unaccompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult person, unless such theater is licensed pursuant to and complies with the terms and conditions of this chapter.

§ 207-2 Issuance of license; fee; expiration. [1]

Such license shall be in writing and shall be issued by the Mayor or Acting Mayor, or by such other person as may be designated by the Board of Trustees for such purpose, upon receipt of a written application therefor and the payment of a license fee as set forth in Chapter 109, Fees. Each license shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it was issued, except that if issued in the month of December of any year, it shall expire on December 31 of the following year.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 207-3 Compliance with provisions.

Such license shall be issued upon the express condition, to which the applicant by making such application agrees, that the terms and conditions of this chapter and of § 121-b of the General Municipal Law, as now or hereafter amended, shall be complied with.

§ 207-4 Revocation or suspension of license.

In case of any violation of any of the terms and conditions of such license or of this chapter or of said § 121-b of the General Municipal Law, the Mayor, Acting Mayor or person designated by the Board of Trustees to issue a license under this chapter may suspend such license until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may revoke any license, or may suspend the same for such period as the Board may determine, for any such violation. In case of a revocation or suspension of such license, no part of the license fee shall be returned to the applicant.

§ 207-5 Terms and conditions of license issuance.

Each license is issued upon the following terms and conditions:
A. 
That the owner, operator or manager of such theater shall set aside a separate section of seats on the main or orchestra floor to be used exclusively by such unaccompanied children. Adults shall not be admitted to such section while it is reserved for children. Such section shall be conspicuously marked or designated.
B. 
That no unaccompanied children shall be permitted in any balcony or box.
C. 
That a seat in such section of the theater shall be provided for every such child admitted to the theater, and such children admitted shall not be permitted to stand.
D. 
That such children shall not be admitted to such theater during the time when their school classes are in session or after the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon.
E. 
That a matron or supervisor and, in addition, at least one assistant for every 200 children in excess of 200 shall be provided by the owner, operator or manager of such theater for the supervision of such children, who shall give undivided attention to such supervision during the time such children shall be in such theater.
F. 
Each such matron or supervisor shall be licensed by the Village in the manner hereinafter provided.

§ 207-6 Matron or supervisor license. [1]

The license issued to each matron or supervisor shall be in writing and shall be issued by the Mayor, Acting Mayor or by such other person as may be designated by the Board of Trustees for the purpose, upon receipt of written application therefor and the payment of a license fee as set forth in Chapter 109, Fees. Each license shall expire no later than the expiration date of the license issued to such theater. Except as hereinafter provided, any person qualified as a school teacher on any existing civil service list or any registered nurse shall be entitled to such license, and no fee shall be required of her. No such license shall be issued to any person under the age of 25 years, or to any person whose license may have been previously revoked, or to any person whom the Mayor or Acting Mayor or person designated by the Board of Trustees may deem unfit for the duties contemplated by this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 207-7 Revocation or suspension of matron or supervisor license.

In case any matron or supervisor to whom a license has been issued shall violate or permit a violation of any of the terms and conditions of this chapter or of § 121-b of the General Municipal Law or shall fail to confine such children to the seats or section assigned for this purpose or shall fail to keep such children under control or shall permit them to become unruly or disorderly, or in case of a material misstatement in the application for such license, the Mayor, Acting Mayor or the person designated by the Board of Trustees to issue a license may suspend the same until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may revoke any license, or suspend the same for such period as the Board may determine, for any such violation. In case of a revocation or suspension, no part of the license fee shall be returned to the applicant or person paying the same.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 119-8, Penalties for offenses, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-10-1997 by L.L. No. 3-1997. See now § 1-1.