505.171 Drive-in theater screens.

(A) Except in a township or portion thereof that is within the limits of a municipal corporation, the board of township trustees may adopt regulations necessary to require an owner or operator of a drive-in theater located in the township, to erect the theater screen in such a manner and location that the images projected on the screen are not clearly visible to persons driving on any road, street, or highway located within a radius of one-third mile from the theater screen.

(B) Except in a township or portion thereof that is within the limits of a municipal corporation, the board of township trustees may adopt regulations necessary to require an owner or operator of a drive-in theater located in the township to construct and maintain a fence, wall, or tangible or intangible barrier which shall, to the maximum extent practicable in view of the topography of the site and location of the screen, conceal or obscure x-rated or obscene images projected on the screen from the ordinary view of persons driving on any road, street, or highway located within a radius of one-third mile from the theater screen.

(C) The township constable or police district chief shall inspect each drive-in theater located in the township, but not within the limits of a municipal corporation; furnish the owner or operator thereof with a copy of the regulations adopted pursuant to divisions (A) and (B) of this section; and notify in writing the owner or operator if he finds there is a violation of the regulations.

(D) Whoever violates any regulation adopted pursuant to division (A) or (B) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.

Cite as R.C. § 505.171

History. Effective Date: 03-14-1979