I just clicked on a New York Times headline about, 'the most-watched film ever?' (You'll need to be registered to read it. Yep, it is free.) Turns out, the film the article is talking about is 1979's Jesus. Now, the article makes it clear that that 'most watched film ever' is a claim made by an religious group that uses the film as an outreach tool and that this is not backed up by actual numbers, but the article reminded me of a true incident I'll never forget.
I am six years old in 1979, and my church decides to take a group of adults and children to a midnight showing of the film. In a coincidence I simply cannot believe wasn't intentional, the other midnight film that night was....
The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
They had folks for both films lined up next to each other for a good thirty minutes or so.
My, did we young kids have LOADS of questions for our parents that night!