Scores of people flock to Ratchayothin theater to see free King Naresuan flick


BANGKOK, 15 June 2014  – Over a thousand people flocked to a movie theater on Ratchayothin road to receive free tickets to see the movie “The Legend of King Naresuan 5.” The film house added one more showtime to accommodate the large crowd. 

The free movie is part of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s campaign “Returning Happiness to the People” aimed at creating reconciliation and reducing tensions caused by the political problems. The NCPO’s team of spokespersons said the council hoped that the movie would help unite Thais and encourage them to be loyal to the monarchy.

Free tickets were handed out to the movie-goers amid security from police and army officers. No protesters against the NCPO reportedly showed up in the area.