A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha said that cinema halls are the private property of their owners.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that owners of cinema halls have the right to bar movie-goers from taking food and drink from outside into the cinema hall. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha said that cinema halls are the private property of their owners.
“The property of the cinema hall is the personal property of the owner of the hall. The owner is entitled to dictate terms and conditions as long as such terms and conditions are not contrary to public interest, safety and welfare. The owner is entitled to set the conditions for the sale of food and beverages. Movie watchers have the option not to buy it," the court said.
The bench said that it need not be emphasized that the rule making power of the State has to be exercised in consonance with the fundamental right of the hall owners to carry on a lawful trade and business within the meaning of Article 19(1)(g). should go. ) of the Constitution.