Cinema goers can carry food items to multiplexes: Centre Govt

Mumbai: Following strict directives from the Mumbai High Court on prices of food items at multiplexes, the Centre announced that multiplexes couldn’t prohibit visitors from bringing their own food items and water.

Minister of State Ravindra Chavan informed the State Council on Thursday that action would be taken against the multiplexes, which didn’t allow visitors to bring their own food items and water.

The Bombay High Court haddirected the Maharashtra government to file a reply to a PIL challenging the prohibition on carrying outside food into movie theatres and multiplexes across the state.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the case was filed city resident Jainendra Baxi through his lawyer Aditya Pratap.

The plea claimed there was no legal or statutory provision prohibiting one from carrying personal food articles or water inside movie theatres.

Advocate Pratap suggested that licences issued by the state to such theatres must have a mandatory clause directing the them against banning any outside food or water.