A ‘sex cinema’ is any premises, vehicle, vessel or stall used to a significant degree for the exhibition of moving pictures, by whatever means produced, which:
- are concerned primarily with the portrayal of, or primarily deal with or relate to, or are intended to stimulate or encourage sexual activity; or acts of force or restraint which are associated with sexual activity
- are concerned primarily with the portrayal of, or primarily deal with or relate to, genital organs or urinary or excretory functions.
A sex cinema does not include a dwelling-house to which the public is not admitted.
A premises shall not be treated as a sex cinema by reason only:
- if they are licensed under Section 1 of the Cinemas Act 1985, of their use for a purpose for which a licence is required; or of their use for an exhibition to which section 6 of that Act (certain non-commercial exhibitions) applies given by an exempted organisation within the meaning of section 6(6) of that Act.