It's not that movies here are so expensive, but after the pound to dollar exchange, it comes out to about $17 to see a "new release" movie that has been out in the states for at least 3 weeks. Eric and I found this gem a few weekends ago while walking around Leicester Square.
The movies are a pretty good deal if you are willing to pay the £10/year membership fee. The theatre shows new movies upstairs for £10, which is a regular movie price anywhere, but only £6 for members. They also show older movies downstairs at £6.50/£4 for members. We think it's a pretty good deal.
On Friday night, with our new membership cards, we went to see The Social Network for £4. The seats were really nice, and it was really clean. The theatre was pretty small, but we really liked it.
Tonight we are seeing the double bill of Rain Man and Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Oh yeah we are.