AS HOT winds swept the region yesterday, many took shelter from the rising mercury at Tamworth’s Forum 6 Cinemas.
With the school holidays in full swing, children’s and young adults’ movies are most in demand.
A Forum 6 Cinemas spokeswoman said Smurfs 2 was the most popular movie yesterday, and also attracted the most viewers last week, too.
Last week it was followed by Turbo, then Planes for the youngest moviegoers.
The older school students were soaking up Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Grown Ups last week.
Yesterday, as they sheltered in the cool darkness of the cinemas, the other top movies were Turbo and Grown Ups.
The spokeswoman said there were people everywhere at the Centrepoint Shopping Centre as they tried to avoid the heat.