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Age restricted films

This condition can be added to premises licence or club premises certificate where they are authorised for the exhibition of a film.  This restricts admission of children to films that are restricted by a body designated under section 4 of the Video Recordings Act 1984 specified in the licence (currently only the British Board of Film Classification – BBFC) or by the licensing authority itself.

Mandatory Condition 3

The admission of children under the age of 18 to film exhibitions permitted under the terms of this licence shall be restricted in accordance with any recommendations made by:

(a) The British Board of Film classification (BBFC), where the film has been classified by that Board or

(b) The Licensing Authority where no classification certificate has been granted by the BBFC, or, where the Licensing Authority has notified the licence holder that section 20 (3) (b) applies to the film in question and the admission of children must be in accordance with any recommendation made by the Licensing Authority.

Guidance relating to this condition

Since the above mandatory condition applies to ‘any film’ it is therefore applicable to the exhibition of adverts.

If you are in any doubt as to the classification of the film you wish to show please check with the British Board of Film Classification.