The Department of Public Safety regulates the operation of motion picture projectors and licenses operators of such apparatuses. It is unlawful to use a projector in a public building that uses a film more than ten inches in length, except in accordance with the Department's regulations. All premises in which such projectors are used must be inspected by the Department. No person shall operate such apparatus in any public building until they have received a license to do so from the Department. All license applications can be obtained via the link below. Prior to contacting the Department with any questions, please review the FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") link below for further information. All applications, inquiries, or suggestions should be mailed to:

Department of Public Safety
Motion Picture Exhibition Division
One Ashburton Place Room 1301
Boston, MA 02108

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