What does every huge mall need? An even bigger movie theater. Since Southpont mall opened three years ago, it has become somewhat of a "hot spot" for the bored residents of Durham to flock to. On any given weekend night, you will be hard pressed to find a parking spot (hint, the closer you are to Sears Auto Care center, the more likely you'll find a spot). Once you're parked, meander over to the movie theatre entrance (you can't miss the neon, or the gigantic fountain) and stare at the herds of people who are staring at the movie listings. Southpoint. You'll find the usual assortment of current box office darlings playing on multiple screens.
The price is decent compared to the city (New York, that is) but still rather high: $8 for an adult (cheaper for matinees, like $6 or $6.50), $6.25 for student (make SURE you bring your ID! The ticket sellers ask for these religiously. They want to milk you for all your worth), and $5.50 for kids. Oh, you can apparantly buy your tickets at this computer kiosk, too, but I'm not sure if it takes student IDs. But the line for that is usually as long as the line for regular window tix.
One thing I've learned the hard way is to arrive early for opening night/weekend of the latest blockbuster flick. The tickets hardly ever sell out, but that's because the cinema sells EVERY SINGLE seat in the theatre. So if you're late, then you're forced to sit in the break-your-neck seats that are inches from the screen. The seats are pretty comfortable. I've fallen asleep rather easily on several occasions.
Have never tried the concession stand goodies (those subliminal ads of dancing candy bars never worked on me) but I'm sure they're over priced and stale. Just buy your own from the supermarket and sneak it in. The bathrooms are rather large and pretty clean. You might be able to get away with hiding in one, and then sneaking out later for a "double feature"- but sshhh, you didn't hear it from me.
Overall a decent cinema. Go there on a weeknight and avoid the crowds.