PVR, Inox: Think Twice Before Taking Outside Food, Drinks To Cinema Halls After SC’s New Order

Cinemas Can Bar
Outside Food

Supreme Court, in its verdict on Tuesday, said that cinema halls are fully entitled to set terms and conditions for sale of food and beverages inside the premises and has the right to bar outside food items

What SC Bench Said

A bench headed by CJI D Y Chandrachud said, “A movie goer has a choice to not consume the food sold at the halls.”

Parents Can Carry
Food For Infants

The SC bench said that cinemas should not object to food carried by parents for infants

CJI Chandrachud's Remarks

'If one wants to take jalebi inside the cinema halls, owner might say after eating jalebi, the person could wipe his hands with the chair and ruin it,' CJI remarked orally

SC’s ‘can’t make your own
nimbu paani’ remark 

“Suppose they sell nimbu paani for Rs 20, you can't say I will go buy my nimbu from outside and squeeze and make it. Drinking water is already being made available for all,” stated the SC bench

'Cinema Hall Not A Gym'

“The cinema hall is not a gym that you need healthy food. It is a place of entertainment,” said the Supreme Court 

'People Can Also Bring
Tandoori Chicken'

“People can also bring tandoori chicken. Then there will be complaints of bones left in the hall. That could also bother people,” stated the SC 

SC Verdict Positive
For PVR, Inox

Listed multiplex stocks like PVR and Inox might see an upside on the stock markets following the apex court's verdict 

Case Background

The case over taking food into cinema halls dates back to July 18, 2018 when the Jammu and Kashmir High Court set aside a ban on food and drinks from outside in movie theatres

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