2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 26. TRADE REGULATION AND PRACTICE
489. Discrimination in Public Accommodations
489-9 Motion picture theater accommodation.

HI Rev Stat § 489-9 (2015) What's This?

Note

Sections 489-1 to 489-8 designated as Part I by L 2000, c 227, §3.

[§489-9] Motion picture theater accommodation. [Section effective January 1, 2016. Section repealed January 1, 2018. L 2015, c 39, §3.] (a) A public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the State shall provide open movie captioning during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is produced and offered with open movie captioning.

(b) A public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in the State shall provide, upon request, audio description of any motion picture that is produced and offered with audio description.

(c) A violation of this section shall be a discriminatory practice.

(d) This section shall apply to motion pictures that are produced and distributed with the necessary auxiliary aids and services, including captioning and audio description. This section shall not prohibit the showing of a motion picture that is produced and distributed without captioning and audio description; provided that a public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater shall provide notice to the public if a motion picture offered for viewing is produced and distributed without captioning or audio description.

(e) For the purposes of this section, "motion picture theater" means a movie theater, screening room, or other venue in use primarily for the exhibition of a motion picture. [L 2015, c 39, §1]

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