Village of Hempstead, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Hempstead 2-17-1981 by L.L. No. 4-1981.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing provisions — See Ch. 86.
Editor's Note: Theater regulations were adopted as Art. V of L.L. No. 4-1981, which law relates as well to Ch. 48, Boardinghouses and Rooming Houses; Ch. 68, Food-Handling Establishments; Ch. 71, Garage Sales; Ch. 82, Junk Dealers; Ch. 86, Licensing and Business Regulations; Ch. 92, Parking Field Businesses; Ch. 97, Peddlers and Solicitors; and Ch. 109, Secondhand Dealers.
No person shall operate or maintain any theater or motion-picture house or building in which any theatrical performance or motion picture shall be given or shown without obtaining a license therefor.
Any person holding a license issued pursuant to this chapter shall designate a certain number of rows of seats on the main or first floor of the theater for the use of children under the age of 16 years who are not accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult. Such area shall be designated by appropriate signs, being at least 16 inches by 16 inches with the words "children's section" in large letters conspicuously posted thereon. The children's section shall be placed as closely as possible to the nearest exit.
It shall be the duty of a licensee pursuant to this chapter to furnish a competent attendant to directly supervise the children's section; such attendant shall be licensed by the Village, and while on duty the attendant shall wear a badge, uniform or other identifying insignia approved by the Board of Trustees.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as preventing any child accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult from occupying a seat in any other portion of the theater than that designated as the children's section.