8A. Power to enter place of cinematograph exhibition, to inspect license or to prevent exhibition without license or in violation of the provisions

  1. 1[The licensing authority or any person authorised by him in writing in this behalf may enter at any reasonable time any place used for cinematograph exhibition and inspect the license, if any issued under this Act.
  2. If the licensing authority or the person so authorised is satisfied that--
    1. there is no such license , or
    2. the place is used for cinematograph exhibition in violation of any of the provisions of this Act or the rules issued thereunder or of any condition or restriction upon or subject to which the license has been granted, the licensing authority or such person may, without prejudice to any other action that may to taken in respect of such violation, prevent the further exhibition of cinematograph films in that place without license or in violation of the provisions, conditions or restrictions aforesaid and may, for that purpose, use such force as may be necessary :
      Provided that before preventing the further exhibition of cinematograph films in that place the licensee or other person exhibiting cinematograph films shall be given a reasonable opportunity to show cause against the proposed action.]

1Substituted by Act 22 of 1975