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Down in front: Movie prices probed

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The Internal Trade Department says it will step in to help lower the prices of movie tickets and popcorn sold at theatres. 

The move comes after a request by the Consumer Protection Board (CPB), which asked the department to look at the operating costs of cinemas to see whether they were justified in selling tickets, snacks and drinks at high prices.

The decision was reached at a Tuesday meeting with officials of several agencies and cinema operators including Major Cineplex and SF Cinema after many moviegoers lodged complaints with the CPB over costly items.

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