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5.60.090 Standards of Conduct and Operation--Adult Motion Picture Theaters and Adult Drive-In Theaters.
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The following standards of conduct and operation must be adhered to by adult motion picture theaters and adult drive-in theaters:

A. Required on Premises. While open to the public, a licensed manager or assistant manager shall be on premises at all times. While open to the public, a licensed, uniform-wearing security person shall be on premises at all times as well.

B. Nudity. No employee or independent contractor shall be unclothed or in such less than opaque or complete attire, costume or clothing so as to expose to view any portion of the female breast below the top of the areola or any portion of the pubic region, anus, buttocks, vulva or genitals.

C. Simulated Anatomy. No employee or independent contractor shall wear or use any device or covering exposed to view which simulates the breast below the top of the areola, vulva, genitals, anus, any portion of the pubic region or buttocks.

D. Sexual Acts--Employees. No employee or independent contractor shall perform actual or simulated acts of sexual conduct or any act which constitutes a violation of RCW 7.48(a), the Washington Moral Nuisances statute.

E. Sexual Touching--Patrons. No employee or independent contractor shall caress, fondle or erotically touch any member of the public. No employee shall encourage or permit any member of the public to caress, fondle or erotically touch any employee.

F. Admission. Admission must be restricted to persons of the age of eighteen (18) years or more. It shall be unlawful for any owner, operator, manager or other person in charge of an adult motion picture theater or adult drive-in to knowingly permit or allow any person under the minimum age specified to be in or upon such premises.

G. Employees; Independent Contractors. All managers, ushers, projectionists, employees and independent contractors shall be over the age of eighteen (18) years.

H. Signage. No photograph, drawing, sketch or other pictorial or graphic representation thereof displaying any portion of the breast below the top of the areola or any portion of the pubic area, buttocks, genitals, buttocks and/or anus may be visible outside the premises, or in the case of a drive-in theater, outside the property of the adult drive-in.

I. Access to Nonpublic Areas. No member of the public shall be permitted at any time to enter into any of the nonpublic portions of the adult motion picture theater or adult drive-in theater; except that authorized vendors or service personnel delivering goods and materials, food and beverages or performing maintenance or repairs to the premises or equipment on the premises may be permitted into nonpublic areas to the extent required to perform their job duties.

J. Exterior Lighting. All on-site parking areas and premise entries for an adult motion picture theater shall be illuminated from dusk until one hour past closing hours of operation with a lighting system that provides an average maintained horizontal illumination of one (1) foot candle of light on the parking surface and/or walkways. An on-premise exterior lighting plan shall be included in the application for license submitted to the Clerk.

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