Conditions of Entry

Classifications help you decide which films to choose. Classifications tell you about the impact of the content and the most suitable audience for a film.

Classifications

GG is an advisory classification The content is very mild in impact. G films are for general viewing. While many G films are for children, not all will be of interest to them.
PG

PG is an advisory classification The content is mild in impact. PG films contain material that a parent or carer might need to explain to younger children.

M

M is an advisory classification The content is moderate in impact. M films are not recommended for people aged under 15 as a level of maturity is required.

MA15+

MA 15+ is a legally restricted classification The content is strong in impact. MA 15+ films are not suitable for people aged under 15. A person aged under 15 cannot be admitted to an MA 15+ film unless accompanied by his or her parent or an adult guardian. The requirements are not met if the parent or adult guardian buys a ticket, but does not accompany the child in the cinema for the duration of the film.

R18+

R 18+ is a legally restricted classification The content is high in impact. R 18+ films are not suitable for people aged under 18. People aged under 18 cannot be admitted to an R 18+ film.

Common Questions

Who decides the classification?

Generally, all films that are publicly exhibited in Australia must be classified by the Classification Board, which is broadly representative of the Australian community.

Who qualifies as a ‘guardian’ for a person under 15?

The ‘guardian’ must be an adult exercising ‘parental control’ over the person under 15 years of age. The guardian needs to be 18 years or older. An older sibling or friend would not generally satisfy this requirement, whereas a grandparent, aunt or uncle may.

What is the difference between M and MA 15+?

There is no legal restriction on who can see an M film. The content for M films is moderate and a mature perspective is required. M films are recommended for people aged 15 or older. A person needs to be 15 or older to see an MA 15+ film. The content is strong and unsuitable for people aged under 15. However people under 15 can see an MA 15+ film if accompanied by their parent or an adult guardian.

Proof of age at the cinema

Cinemas may verify a person’s age before they provide access to an MA 15+ or R 18+ film. Proof of age (preferably in the form of photo identification) may be requested of the person claiming to be 15 or 18, or of the parent or guardian.

When can a cinema refuse entry to an MA 15+ or R 18+ film?

Cinemas are required to abide by the MA 15+ and R 18+ restrictions. This means refusing entry to an MA 15+ film to any person who reasonably appears to be under 15 and who is not accompanied by his or her parent or a guardian. Entry to an R 18+ film can be refused to any person who reasonably appears to be under 18.

Consumer advice

Additional information about the film, called ‘consumer advice’ gives you an indication of specific content of a film (examples are violence, language, sex). Generally the strongest content is indicated in the consumer advice.

Copyright and piracy

Film theft has an enormous impact on filmmakers, cinema staff and consumers everywhere. You should be alert to the unauthorised use of camcorders and mobile phones in cinemas. Selling or distributing pirated product is a criminal offence.

Further information

You can obtain further information about the National Classification Scheme at www.classification.gov.au 
Or contact: Classification Operations Branch Locked Bag 3 HAYMARKET NSW 1240 
Phone: 02 9289 7100 Fax: 02 9289 7101 E-mail: enquiries@classification.gov.au 
Copyright and Classification Policy Branch Phone: 02 6141 3416 www.ag.gov.au

Conditions of Entry:

- CCTV cameras are recording throughout the public areas of the premises

- Mobile Phones, Pagers, watch alarms and electronic games must be turned off BEFORE entering the cinema

- Only food and drink purchased from the Perry Street Cinemas Candy Bar will be permitted into the auditoriums. Thank you for supporting our local business!

- No glass bottles, cans, backpacks, plastic shopping bags, sharps or any items which is deemed by management to be potential hazard to the health and safety of other patrons will be permitted into the cinema. Please note: We have a cloaking service free of charge in place to accommodate for those that may need to use it

- Patrons who behave in a disorderly manner will be escorted from the building. As we are a licensed premises any person refusing to leave the premises may be issued with a $550.00 fine from the police

- Young children should be supervised at all times. Prams cannot be taken into the auditorium due to fire regulations. Please note: We have a cloaking service free of charge in place to accommodate for those that may need to use it

- A reasonable standard of dress applies for the comfort of all patrons. No bare chests or bare feet.

- No animals are permitted with the exception of a ‘Service Dog’

- A valid cinema ticket must be produced upon request and retained throughout the movie

- The resale of tickets in certain circumstances is governed by the ticket sales legislation and may attract criminal penalties.

We reserve the right to:

- Enforce all listed conditions of entry

- Cancel a session, change the program and/or conditions of entry without notice

- Confiscate any recording equipment. Anyone caught ‘pirating’ will be prosecuted under Federal Law

- Refuse entry/service without reason

- Check bags that may endanger the health and safety of other patrons

- Confiscate any alcohol or any food and drink not purchased at our Candy Bar

- As we are an independent cinema we reserve the right to not participate in any ticket give-aways, competitions, 2 for 1 passes or any other promotional material as provided by the distributor or any other source

Scalping Warning:  

The resale of tickets in certain circumstances is governed by the ticket sales legislation and may attract criminal penalties.

Privacy Statement:

Let it be known that Perry Street Cinemas has no need to collect personal information with the exception of delivering our weekly program to our patrons and community groups. Records are kept in strict security and any personal information is not disclosed to any organisations or individuals.

Refund Policy:  

Perry Street Cinemas is a PTY LTD Company (ACN 102 818 815). When you make a purchase you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions: comprising the conditions of entry, conditions of sale and the refund policies as follows:

- No refund or exchange on any ticket or Candy Bar products except as required by law

- We reserve the right not to issue any refund or exchange once the film has commenced. Late arrival may result in a non-admittance

- On the condition that you have spoken to the Ticket Seller prior to the start of the film you may be issued a refund, provided you can produce the original ticket

- Once the film has commenced no refund or exchange will be given

- Entry may be refused if tickets are damaged or defaced in any way or are not purchased from Perry Street Cinemas or other authorized points of sale

- The right is reserved to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute films and/or advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity

Wheelchair Patrons: We have installed a HIRO platform lift that enables patrons in a wheelchair to travel to all levels within the complex. The platform has a safe working load max of 180Kg. This is inclusive of person and equipment, please do not use if you exceed this weight limit as the lift will fail. You will need to arrive at least 30 mins prior to the advertised movie start time.  To avoid disruption to other patrons you must be seated in the auditorium prior to the doors being closed at the start of the film. If you have any questions, please speak with our friendly Duty Manager.

 

 

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