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Section 182. Whoever offers to view, sets up, sets on foot, maintains, carries on, publishes or otherwise assists in or promotes any such exhibition, show or amusement without such license shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars for each day in violation; and whoever commits a second such offense shall be punished by a fine of one hundred dollars for each day in violation; and whoever commits a third such offense shall be punished by a fine of five hundred dollars for each day in violation; and whoever commits a fourth such offense shall be punished by a fine of one thousand dollars a day for the next five days in violation and whoever commits a fifth or subsequent such offense shall be punished by a fine of five thousand dollars for each day in violation. This and the preceding section shall not apply to public entertainments by religious societies in their usual places of worship for a religious or charitable purpose, or to entertainments given in school buildings by or for the benefit of the pupils thereof and under the supervision of the principal or teacher in charge of the school classes therein, or to entertainments given in a private dwelling, except in apartments thereof having a seating capacity of four hundred or more, or to enterprises required to be licensed under section one hundred and eighty-three A.

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