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Cinemas refuse to cut ticket prices

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Thailand's leading cinema operators, Major Cineplex and SF Cinema Group, insist they will hold ticket prices at current levels, and claim their popcorn is expensive because it is imported. 

On Tuesday, representatives of the two main cinema and cineplex operators met with Jirachai Moontongroi, secretary-general of the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB), in an investigation the board said began with "many complaints" from moviegoers about what they said were unreasonable prices for tickets, snacks and beverages.

They also complained about the  lengthy advertisements and trailers before the feature film, safety measures at the movies, and generally poor service.

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