Roadshow Presentation?


I vaguely remember when this film was released that it was considered controversial at the time. Wathing it 49 years later, it seems not only tame, but also presents the Catholic church in a fairly positive light. Does anyone recall if this film was first released as in a roadshow version prior to a general release. I seem to recall it was -- in 70mm and stereophonic sound?

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The film was indeed released in a roadshow, reserved seat format- I asked for my birthday to see it, and my beloved grandmother and I traveled from Huntington Station, Long Island, on the train, to Manhattan to check it out- We loved it, and ate at Schraffts afterward, before heading home, me clutching a souvenir program (regular in those roadshow days)- I treasure the memory (I saw SPARTACUS in similar circumstances)- Too bad that moments like these are no longer available...
ps I was 12 when I saw THE CARDINAL, and the worry was that it was too "adult" for me... How times change!

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We come from the same place and time. I saw it during its first run in neighborhood theaters, after its roadshow engagement in Manhattan, at the Century's Green Acres in Valley Stream. There was an intermission, and a souvenir booklet was sold.

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My date & I saw it at the old STARR theater on Knicherbocker Ave in Bklyn.
Wide screen but no stereo

on location with SUPERMAN I,& OTHER STARS
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