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PIL to allow movie-goers to carry food inside theatres: HC seeks Delhi govt's stand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court sought today the AAP government's stand on a public interest litigation seeking framing of guidelines allowing movie-goers to carry their own eatables and beverages inside theatres.

A bench of Acting and Justice C issued notice to the government, police and the and Exhibitors Association of India, seeking their reply to the plea which said that theatres in the city charge exorbitant rates for and drink they serve to customers.

The plea was moved by a lawyer, Ekta Singh, who alleged that she was not permitted to carry her own eatables and water bottle inside a movie theatre at Jangpura here.

She has alleged that the and drink that was available inside the theatre were over-priced.

In her petition, filed through Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, she has claimed that it was "highly unjustified" on the part of the cinema hall owners to "force" movie-goers into buying and drink being sold inside theatres at exorbitant prices to "mint money".

The plea also alleged that eatables sold inside theatres were and the activity was going on unchecked by the authorities.

It further said that even the had in July this year directed multiplexes and cinema halls in the state not to prohibit movie-goers from carrying his/her own and water inside the theatre.

Even the has reportedly on several occasions said that movie-goers cannot be prohibited from carrying eatables into cinema halls when food and drink inside theatres was being sold at exorbitant rates, the petition said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 18:05 IST