[Found under: “THE CIVIL CODE OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.”]
TO THEATERS CIRCUSES AND PUBLIC SHOWS.
Sec. 96. The Minister of the Interior may license any theater, circus, Hawaiian hula public show, or other exhibition, not of an immoral character to which admission is obtainable by the payment of money, for such time, not exceeding one year, and upon such terms and conditions as he shall think reasonable; provided, however, that not less than ten dollars shall be required for each performance licensed.
Sec. 97. The Chief of Police in any town or district where any theater, circus, Hawaiian hula, or other public show shall be exhibited, may regulate the same in such manner as he shall think necessary for the preservation of order, decorum and the public peace or morals.
Sec. 98. Any person who shall set up or promote any such theater, circus, Hawaiian hula, show or exhibition, or shall publish or advertise the same, or otherwise aid or assist therein,without a license first obtained, as provided in section 96, or contrary to the terms and conditions of such license, or while the same is suspended, or after the same shall have expired, without obtaining a new license, shall be fined a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned at hard labor not exceeding six months, in the discretion of the Court.
Sec. 99. No license for a Hawaiian hula shall be granted for any other place than Honolulu, and no license for any theater, circus, or other public show or exhibition, shall be granted for any other place than Honolulu or Lahaina.
Sec. 100. Every license for a theater, circus, Hawaiian hula, or other public show or exhibition, shall be signed by the Minister of the Interior, and impressed with the seal of his department, and no such license shall be transferable.
(PCA, 8/18/1859, p. 4)