People Seek Relief From Heat Indoors

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — We’re now officially in a heat wave and people all across Western Mass are doing their best to stay cool.

It’s not an easy task dealing with the humidity this high, with temperatures well into the 90′s.

Still, it is possible if you’re getting a little creative – like heading to the movies.

“It is so lovely to walk into a nice air conditioned movie theater. It really is. It’s so hot outside. Too hot to bear,” said one customer waiting in line at Rave Theaters in West Springfield.

“Big time definitely,” agreed Adela Marren, standing nearby with her husband and two young children. “It’s really hot outside and it keeps us cool and keeps the little ones cool.”

Some the other popular places to cool down are the local malls. They saw an increase in traffic over the steamy holiday weekend.