*THE KERALA CINEMAS (REGULATION) RULES, 1988
S.R.O. No. 986/88.- In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 13 of the Kerala Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1958 (32 of 1958), and in supersession of the Kerala Cinemas (Regulation) Rules, 1975, published under G.O. (Ms) 109/75 dated the 6th September, 1975 as S.R.O. No. 846/75 in the Kerala Gazette No. 40 dated the 14th October, 1975, the Government of Kerala hereby make the following rules for the regulation of exhibition by means of cinematographs in the State of Kerala, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Kerala Cinemas (Regulation) Rules, 1988.
1(2) They shall come into force on such day as the Government may notify.
2. Definitions.- (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) 'Act means the Kerala Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1958.
(b) Auditorium' means the portion of the licensed place in which accommodation is provided for the public to view cinematograph exhibition;
(c) "Enclosure' means the portion of the licensed place in which the cinematograph apparatus is erected;
(d) "Executive Engineer' means in the case of Municipal Corporations and Municipalities where there are full-time Engineers of the rank of Executive Engineers in the Public Works Department such Engineers and in other cases the Executive Engineer of the Buildings Division of the Public Works Department having jurisdiction over the area;
(e) 'Government means the Government of Kerala;
(f) "Health Officer means in the case of Municipalities and Corporations having full-time Health Officers, such Health Officers and in other cases, the District Medical Officer of Health having jurisdiction over the area;
(g) "Permanent building' means a building which is constructed with R.C.C. Columns or Steel Columns, rubble or brick walls, R.C.C. balcony, iron tresses and roof of A.C. or G.I. or R.C.C. and includes buildings which are air-conditioned and buildings which are not air-conditioned;
(h) 'Permanent Cinema' means a cinematograph apparatus and plant installed in a permanent building for the purpose of cinematograph exhibition;
(i) Temporary building' means a building which is not a permanent building;
(j) Temporary Cinema' means cinematograph apparatus and plant installed in a temporary building for the purpose of cinematograph exhibition.
(2) Other expressions not defined in these rules shall have the same meaning as have been assigned to them in the Act.