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Your movie theater may be shortchanging your drinks, a lawsuit alleges

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Not even a beer at the movies is spared from shrinkflation, alleges a lawsuit against Cinemark. The proposed class-action suit claims that the theater chain’s 24-ounce drink cups can only hold a maximum of 22 ounces, purposely misleading customers. The lead plaintiff, Shane Waldrop, ordered a 24-ounce beer from a Cinemark theater and found it only held 22 ounces. The lawsuit accuses Cinemark of false advertising, violating state and federal laws. Concessions are a major part of a movie theater’s business, with Cinemark reporting increasing concession revenue despite lower movie attendance. Waldrop’s lawsuit claims that customers have been shortchanged.