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    Sec. 35.1-73. Theaters, Drive-Ins.


    Sec. 35.1-73. Theaters, drive-ins.
    Drive-in theaters developed within the City of Lynchburg shall conform to the following standards:
    (a) The principal vehicular access for such use shall not be located on a freeway or local street, but shall be located on an arterial street or a collector street within one-quarter (1/4) mile of a freeway or arterial highway.
    (b) Such use shall not be so located that it will draw vehicular traffic to and through local street in nearby residential areas.
    (c) Such use shall not be located within five hundred (500) feet of a residential zoning lot.
    (d) Off-street reservoir space at the vehicular entrance for automobiles of patrons awaiting admission to the theater shall be equal to thirty (30) per cent of the capacity of the viewing area and sufficient vehicular entrances and exits shall be provided to prevent congestion.
    (e) Vehicular entrances and exits for such use shall be provided separately and shall be located not less than one hundred (100) feet apart.
    (f) Vehicular circulation shall be so designed as to permit only one-way traffic within the boundaries of the tract on which the theater is to be located.
    (g) The theater screen shall not be permitted to face a major highway and shall not be visible from any major secondary street within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet. The viewing area shall be screened in such a manner that it cannot be observed from outside the property.
    (h) A wall or fence of adequate height shall be provided to screen the patrons and cars in attendance at said theater from the view of the surrounding property. The perimeter of said fence shall be screened according to the regulations of Section 35.1-25.1.7(e) of this ordinance.
    (i) Individual loud speakers for each car shall be provided and no central loud speaker shall be permitted.
    (j) Exits and aisles and passageways leading to them shall be kept adequately lighted at all times when open to the public. Artificial lights shall be provided whenever natural light is inadequate.
    (k) All the requirements for outdoor theaters in other ordinances shall be met.
    (1) The following accessory uses may be permitted as incidental to and limited to patrons of the principal use:
    (1) Amusement park, kiddyland.
    (2) Souvenir stands and booths.
    (3) Refreshment stands and booths.  (Ord. No. O-06-070, 6-13-06)
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM