Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Regulations 1994

  • This version was replaced on 1 November 2017 to make corrections to rules 10(5)(b), 51(1), and 54 under section 25(1)(j)(ii), and (k) of the Legislation Act 2012.

Part 5 Public notification of ratings and classifications

37 Display or advertising of content of labels for films intended for public exhibition

(1)

Subject to sections 7 and 8 of the Act, where any film is exhibited to the public, there shall be displayed in accordance with the requirements of subclauses (2) and (3), at the premises where the film is exhibited, and also at any other premises at which the exhibitor, or any other person acting as agent for the exhibitor, offers for sale to the public any tickets to any exhibition of the film,—

(a)

in the case of a film to which a rating has been assigned under the Act,—

(i)

that rating; and

(ii)

the rating symbol applicable to that rating; and

(iii)

any description assigned to the film:

(b)

in the case of a film that has been classified as a restricted publication,—

(i)

the classification of that film, as appearing on the label issued in respect of that film; and

(ii)

the classification symbol applicable to the film; and

(iii)

any description assigned to the film.

(2)

The information required by subclause (1) to be displayed in respect of a film shall be so displayed by means of—

(a)

a lobby board; or

(b)

a copy of the label issued in respect of the film,—

which shall be displayed in a conspicuous position in the lobby of the premises or (where applicable) outside the entrance to the room in which the film is to be exhibited, at all times while the premises are open to the public.

(3)

The lobby board required to be displayed by subclause (2) shall be not less than 28 cm by 36 cm, and the content of the lobby board shall be easily readable by persons at a reasonable distance from the lobby board.