In stadiums , there are restrictions to carry food packets or water bottles for security reasons but in theaters there is no such imminent threats. The Maharashtra government has taken a decision in the right direction.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
Allowing food packets and food from outside is a security threat. Terrorists and miscreants will now be emboldened to sneak in explosive material through these packets and tiffins. Cinema halls are prone to terror attacks. It being an enclosed and crowded place, any attack will have the maximum impact. There have been numerous instances all across the world where theatres have been victims to terror attack.
Instead, the government could have put a cap on the prices of the foodstuff sold inside the theatres. But then, that won't win it as much goodwill as allowing home food inside the halls. I wonder why people should prefer having home food at a theatre. After all, going for a movie gives you the break from all that home food one anyway takes at home 24X7.
Maybe, I exaggerated things a bit in the first para, but I anyhow feel that the previous arrangement of restricting outside food was better on many counts, primarily security.
Patience and perseverance pays
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I welcome the Maharashtra governments decision to allow viewers to take food products with them.
But I don't know what all tactics the theatre owners /stall owners will do to defeat this good thing happening and continuing.
Freedom does not mean that we are free to do any nasty thing as per our habits.
There are safety concerns also and we should be careful not to take or accept any food item from the strangers even if he insists us that it is home made.
We must take precautions at such common places where miscreants will try to create disorder.
Knowledge is power.
Coming to the cleanliness in the theatre, already many people eat and through the waste there only near their seats and there is no chance for cleaning the hall between the shows. If they allow outside food there may further enhancement of the problem.
If there is any way to control the prices at the shops in hall premises, it will be helpful to many people and the business of the shopkeepers will also increase.