The heat has been ruthless lately. High temperatures in St. Louis the last five days: 99, 107, 104, 103, and 101. The next seven days are all supposed to be 97 and above. And this ridiculous heat wave is messing with my desire to go to the theater. Movie theaters are notorious for blasting their air conditioners, and it’s a serious draw for them this time of year. I find myself thinking about going to see movies I wouldn’t normally see simply so I can sit in the awesome theater air conditioning for 2 to 3 hours. I’ve illustrated my point with a chart that shows how likely I am to go to the theater to see various movies that are in theaters right now, and how that likelihood is affected by outside temperatures.
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