Haryana Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1952

The Haryana Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 19521

[Act, No. 11 of 1952]

[16th August, 1952]


An Act to provisions for regulating exhibitions by means of cinematographs.

It is hereby enacted as follows:


  1. Published in the Punjab Government Gazette (Extraordinary) of August 19, 1952.

    Section 1 - Short title, extent and commencement

    (1) This Act may be called the Haryana Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1952.

    (2) It extends to the whole of the State of Haryana.

    (3) It shall be deemed to have come into force on 28th of July, 1952.

    Section 2 - Definitions

    In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

    (a) "cinematograph" includes any apparatus for the representation of moving pictures or series of pictures;

    (b) "Government" means the Government of State of Haryana;

    (c) "place" includes a house, building, tent and any description of transport, whether by sea, land or air;

    (d) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act.

    Section 3 - Cinematograph exhibitions to be licensed

    Save as otherwise provided in this Act, no person shall give an exhibition by means of a cinematograph, elsewhere than in a place licensed under this Act or otherwise than in compliance with any condition and restriction imposed by such licence.

    Section 4 - Licensing Authority

    The authority having power to grant licences under this Act (hereinafter referred to as the "licensing authority"), shall be the District Magistrate:

    Provided that the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, constitute for the whole or any part of the State, such other authority as it may specify therein to be the licensing authority for the purposes of this Act.

    Section 5 - Restrictions on powers of licensing authority

    (1) The licensing authority shall not grant a licence under this Act unless it is satisfied that:

    (a) the rules made under this Act have been complied with, and

    (b) adequate precautions have been taken in the place, in respect of which the licence is to be given to provide for the safety of the persons attending exhibitions therein.

    (2) Subject to the foregoing provisions of this section and to the control of the Government, the licensing authority may grant licences under this Act to such persons as it thinks fit, on such terms and conditions as it may determine:

    Provided that it shall be deemed to be a condition of every licence whether granted before or after the commencement of the Punjab Cinema (Regulation) Haryana Amendment Act, 1968, that if a licensee fails, without sufficient cause, to give exhibition, by means of a cinematograph, for a period of fifteen days in a month whether consecutively or otherwise, his licence shall be liable to cancellation under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of Section 8.

    (3) Any person aggrieved by the decision of the licensing authority refusing to grant a licence under this Act may, within such time as may be prescribed, appeal to...

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