Fleecing by online booking sites: Thrissur theatre owner finds solution, but faces ban


Girija, owner of Girija theatre in Thrissur, has been facing ban over her move to curb fleecing by online booking sites.

Girija has been exasperated by commoners facing the burden of extra charges levied by websites for movie ticket bookings.

To put an end to this, she introduced booking through WhatsApp. Online booking sites have apparently removed her theatre from the sites.

According to Girija, many people cannot afford exorbitant rates and the theatre is not taking a single penny as commission. “If four persons are booking a show, the amount collected by these websites totals the price of 5 tickets,” she pointed out. Girija added that she will not be swayed by the high-handed attitude of the booking sites.

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