If I'm willing to go to the nearest theaters, they charge like $9 - $12 a ticket depending on what I'm seeing or how new it is, so I'll only do that if I really, really
want to see something or if I tag along with someone.
Otherwise, I just wait about a month or so and go to a theater about half an hour away from me that plays the movies after the mainstream theaters are done with them, since it has tickets for dirt cheap and the management doesn't really care if you see another movie starting after the first one ends if you time it right. Last summer, I got to see The Dark Knight Rises and Dredd (the only movie with 3D effects that I actually thought enhanced the movie) for $1.50 since they ended and began within ten minutes of each other.
The food prices are about the same though, so I just never bother with that shit.