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The food issue in multiplexes

Allowing outside food or regulating food prices in multiplexes meddles with a competitive market and makes movie-going unsafe

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Vanita Kohli-Khandekar New Delhi
Circa 1992 — A rat scurried past my foot. I whipped my legs up on the torn chair and continued watching Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar. This was about 25 years back at Navrang theatre in (then) Bombay. None of my friends responded to the rodent. Nor did we eat the food (stale) or use the toilets (filthy). When the first few multiplexes came to Mumbai in 2000, we rejoiced at the clean loos and good seats. Over the years as they added more screens, premium lounges, gourmet food, digital projection and so on multiplexes have transformed the business. Since 2000,
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First Published: Jul 31 2018 | 8:16 PM IST

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