We all like to watch movies in the theatre and also tend to spend quite a lot on the tickets. Well, that depends on which cinema hall we have chosen. Apart from that, whether we chose a normal seat or a recliner or a gold class one which costs us even more. A lot of money is utilized in just tickets and we are almost left budget less to buy popcorns and other stuff.
As we all know, be it any cinema hall, popcorn and other eatables costs us a bomb. Not just that even a drinking water bottle is just too expensive. The worst thing we faced till date was that the theatres authorities have strictly prohibited.
People faced a lot of issue and the ones who could afford all the expensive stuff used to enjoy, however, others used to simply avoid.
But now, gone are those days when you will have to think twice before buying the expensive popcorn tubs. So here’s good news for all the cinemagoers.
Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ravindra Chavan on 13th July assured the state legislature that “there is no ban on patrons carrying outside food to multiplexes but if the multiplex authorities prohibit it, they could face action”.
After a serious debate on the raging issue of the high rates charged by multiplexes for food, water and beverages which were higher than the printed maximum retail price (MRP), the minister released this statement.
In recent weeks, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) carried out agitations and protests inside various multiplexes in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and other cities where a popcorn pack costing Rs 5 outside was sold for Rs 250 inside.
Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEA) President Nitin Datar said that they have not received any orders from the government.
Nitin Datar stated, “We will naturally comply if the government makes it mandatory. So far it is an announcement in the legislature and the entire issue is not clear till the formal orders are issued.”
While admitting there were errors in the rates of foods and beverages, he likewise uncovered that the distinctions were considerably higher thought about between the exclusive multiplexes and the multiplexes chain claimed by the greater organizations.
He further said, “It is true that the prices vary, but these must be regulated everywhere, not just for the cinemas. This is a business meant to make profits, but if people cannot afford, they have the option of single-screen cinemas where the rates are much lower.”
So folks, now you can carry your favorite food and beverage and enjoy the movie!