Record details

Licence type
Application
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.    

 

 

 

 

Cost

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.

 

 

Apply

To apply for a Cinema Licence please email licensing at licensing@eastlothian.gov.uk.

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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