Directions under Section 7 to Licensees
(G.O. Ms. 534/Home dated 9th July, 1959
(Published in Kerala Gazette dated 21st July 1959, Part I, pages 1630/1631)
In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 7 of the Kerala Cinemas (Regulation) Act, 1958 (Act 32 of 1958) and in supersession of the condition of licence now in force in this behalf the Government of Kerala hereby issue to every licensee under the said Act in the State of Kerala the following directions which shall have effect from the first day of August, 1959.
1. The licensee shall so regulate the exhibition of cinematograph films that, at every performance open to the public, approved films are exhibited, the approved films to be exhibited in relation to other films at every such performance being in the same proportion as one is to five or the nearest lower or higher approximation thereto.
2. Only such films produced in India as are approved by the Central Government after considering the recommendations of the Film Advisory Board, Bombay, to be scientific films, films intended for educational purposes, films relating with news and Current events or documentary films shall be deemed to be approved films for the purposes of these directions.
*[Provided that such Indian News Reviews produced in India as are approved by the Central Government after considering the recommendations of the Chief Producer, Films Divisions, Bombay, to be films dealing with news and current events, shall also be deemed to be approved films for the purposes of these directions.]
3. Nothing contained in these directions shall be construed as requiring the licensee-
(a) to exhibit at any performance more than 20,000 feet of approved films of 35 mm. size or the corresponding footage of approved films of 16 mm. size, or
(b) to exhibit any approved films for more than two weeks continuously; or (c) to re-exhibit any approved films which has been shown for two continuous weeks; or
(d) to exhibit approved films to the full extent indicated hereinbefore in the event of sufficient number of length of approved films not being available for the time being.
4. For the purpose of computing the corresponding footage of films of 18 mm. size in relation to films of 35 mm. size, 400 feet films of 16 mm. size shall be deemed to be equivalent to 1,000 feet of films of 35 mm. size. 5. The "approved" films shall be exhibited only after the time formally announced and published at the time for Commencement of the main picture. Further the "approved" films shall be exhibited only after advertisement shots, if any, and just before the commencement of the main picture.
Notification under Section 4 (ii), and Section 5 (7) (ii)
No. 27680/B4/62-2/Home dated 25th July, 1964
S.R.O. No. 239/64.- In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (ii) of Section 4 and clause (ii) of sub-section (7) of Section 5 of the Kerala Cinema (Regulation) Act, 1958 (Act 32 of 1958) the Government of Kerala hereby declare for purposes of the Act that in places which are neither under any Municipality nor under any Panchayat, the licensing authority shall be the Tahsildar of the Taluk in which the cinema is situated and appellate authority shall be the Revenue Divisional Officer of the Revenue Division concerned.