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Business and Professions Code - BPC


  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )

CHAPTER 6. Issuance and Transfer of Licenses [23950 - 24082]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )

ARTICLE 4. Issuance and Renewal of Licenses [24040 - 24051]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )


(a) The department may issue a special on-sale general license to the operator of any for-profit theater located within the City and County of San Francisco, configured with theatrical seating of at least 1,000 seats and primarily devoted to live theatrical performances.

(b) The special on-sale general license shall permit sales, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the lobbies and seating areas of the theater for the period beginning two consecutive hours prior to a live theatrical performance and ending one hour after the live theatrical performance is completed, subject to Section 25631. Any special on-sale general license issued pursuant to this section shall be subject to the limitations provided by Section 23816, but shall not be required to be operated as a bona fide public eating place. The theater further shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 23793.

(c) For purposes of this section, “for-profit theater” shall not include an adult or sexually oriented business, as defined in Section 318.5 of the Penal Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 187, Sec. 1. (AB 2739) Effective August 25, 2016.)