Didn't see that rip roaring blockbuster classic, The Great Escape here.
At my college, a big group of guys were getting together for our first movie night, all the elements necessary for a big night were purchased (ok, just beer) and I was in charge of getting the movie.
At that time, that consisted of renting a movie player, (not a VCR) but a videodisk (the size of a vinyl record album) and finding whatever movie was available at the rental place. As I had seen it before on TV and it was one of my all time faves, I chose The Great Escape.
From the opening scene and the rousing Elmer Bernstein score, not one word was spoken in the crowd of young college guys. Total silence, they were into this big time. And then came the moment I'll never forget, the movie stopped and was prompting for Disk Two. I didn't know there was a second disk. I faced some pretty severe abuse there but survived enough to get to the video store the next day to get Disk Two.
It went over like the blockbuster it was, I still can't believe that many people didn't utter one word during the viewing, they were pardon the expression, captured.