Movie theaters were invented, of course, as places to gather in a communal manner, to see and hear great spectacle, hilarious comedies, acrobatic action, tumultuous tragedy and remarkable tales of talking pets.
Said venues were also invented for days like these: when the temperature is Saharan, the sidewalks melting, the furnace-blast air wafting with stink. Movie theaters. Air conditioning. Escape. Ahhh.