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Theater / Movie Theater License
Overview

Theater means a building or portion of a building in which any motion picture, play, dance, or other performance is presented before an audience.

Mini motion-picture theater means a theater with a capacity for less than 50 persons. Motion picture theater means a theater with a capacity of 50 or more persons.

Adult mini-motion picture theater means a building or portion of a building with a capacity for less than fifty 50 persons used for presenting material, if such building or portion of a building as a prevailing practice excludes minors by virtue of age, or if such material is distinguished or characterized by an emphasis on the depiction or description of "specified sexual activities" or "specified anatomical areas" for observation by patrons therein. No obscene work shall be allowed.


Code Requirements

See Chapter 415 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code for information about theaters and movie theaters.


Application Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Class N City License Application 
  • A lease/rental agreement or proof of ownership
  • site plan
  • Written proof that each employee is at least 18 years old (if applying for a Adult Theater / Movie Theater License)
  • Required fee


Inspections

This license requires inspection approvals from the Saint Paul Fire Department (Ph: (651) 266-8989), Licensing (Ph: (651) 266-8989) and Zoning (Ph: (651) 266-9008).


Fees

Description

Fees

Mini motion-picture: per site, per year

$178.00

Motion picture: per site, per year

$178.00

Adult mini motion-picture: per site, per year

$345.00


Expiration/Renewal

A Theater / Movie Theater License will expire one year from date of issuance and may be renewed annually.
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