- Licence type
- Who should apply?
If you want to show films, including recorded films, performances, children's films, etc, in a public place you will need a Cinema Licence - Please contact Licensing for an application form.
A licence is not needed for showing films
i) in a private house, where members of the public are not admitted.
ii) Non commercial film exhibitions where the public are not admitted.
ii) exempted societies or organisations.
Bona-fida fundraising Societies/organisations which hold more than six a year, may require an exemption certificate from the Scottish Government.
Occasional film showings, where premises are used on no more than six days in the calendar year, the organisation/society require to inform in writing/email of where and when the event is taking place.
Please contact Licensing Office for fee.
- Before you apply
Fill in the application form and provide the fee.
If non-commercial and showing films less than six a year a letter notifying the Licensing Authority is required, they will then notify the police and fire officer, their is no fee.
If more than the showing of six films a year for organisations then an exemption is required from the Scottish Government.
To apply for a Cinema Licence please email licensing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What happens after we receive your application?
We will send a copy of your application to the Police and East Lothian Council officers.
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