No person or persons shall within the City act, perform or exhibit or engage in assisting therein any sport, public exhibition, entertainment, show or amusement or performance whatever of any immoral, indecent or obscene character, nor shall any person exhibit any indecent, immoral or obscene picture or maintain in a public place any machine containing such a picture. No person or company operating under this ordinance and in whose place of amusement or exhibition shall be displayed motion pictures of any character, kind or description shall advertise, either on the screen thereof or by posters and/or billing, or by any other type of public advertising, said motion picture as being “For Adults Only” or other similar advertising indicating that the motion picture is not suitable for exhibition to minors provided, however, that these provisions shall not be construed as prohibiting the use, in advertising or otherwise, of “codes” or other designations indicating the audience for which a motion picture is recommended. “Codes” or other designations indicating that motion pictures are not suitable for exhibition to minors shall be permitted if such “code” or designation is part of a comprehensive scheme or program whereby motion pictures are classified as to recommend audiences; provided, however, that such code or designation need not necessarily be used in the advertising of all motion pictures in order to fall within the exception hereinabove set forth.
(Ord. 130, passed 5-25-1909; Ord. 844, passed 2-7-1949; Ord. 1961, passed 2-13-1967)