While you can't do much about the cost of a movie ticket nowadays, you can enjoy the entire show at Regal Cinemas in North Brunswick, NJ.
Recently saw a movie at matinee time and was totally impressed with the courtesy and cleaniness of the entire theater. The restrooms were ultra-clean. The seats were comfortable and of course, stadium seating is the best. Employees were helpful in answering our questions about which theater we "belong in" and very polite when serving our drinks/snacks.
I've been to many movie theater and though Regal Cinemas in No. Brunswick is a bit longer of a drive than I like, I would definitely return just because of their professionalism.