My very first recollection of being aware of movie theaters and that people went to them was in 1965. I was four years old, and the film I recall everyone talking about…Doctor Zhivago. For some odd reason, it’s my mom’s sister — aunt Marilee — talking about it that sticks most in my mind. I never saw it until around 1986 or so when I noticed the 2-VHS set in the Navy Exchange in Yokosuka, Japan. (The other film I recall people talking about in that era, though it was three years later, was I am Curious (Yellow). I distinctly recall that everyone just called it "Curious Yellow.")
For what reason I don’t know, but Billy’s friend Martin posted something about Zhivago and Billy — bless his heart — basically went and put together a whole historical backdrop. Amazing. Read the whole thing.