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“The Hallelujah Trail”: The North American Roadshow Engagements
“See how the west was fun! Cinerama sends you roaring with laughter and adventure down The Hallelujah Trail”

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Compiled by: Michael Coate Date: 06.06.2022
The following is a reference / historical listing of the roadshow presentations of “The Hallelujah Trail” in the United States and Canada. These were the first and arguably best cinemas in which to experience this motion picture.

The presentations cited in the main section of this work were “hard ticket” roadshow engagements (i.e. special, long-running, showcase presentations in major cities prior to the film being exhibited as a general release). Much like a stage production, these typically featured advanced admission pricing, reserved seating, an overture/intermission/entr’acte/exit music. Souvenir program booklet were sold, as well, and, in some locales, the film’s soundtrack album.

The print type utilized during the film’s initial roadshow release was rectified 70-millimeter (sourced from Ultra Panavision 70 and branded [except where noted] as “Cinerama”) with discrete magnetic six-channel stereophonic sound and projected onto large, deeply-curved screens.

Out of the hundreds of films released in North America during 1965, “The Hallelujah Trail” was among only ten given deluxe roadshow treatment and among only eleven released with 70mm prints (eight from 65mm origination, including “The Hallelujah Trail,” plus three blow-ups).

The Mirisch Corporation presentation and United Artists release was directed by John Sturges (“Ice Station Zebra”) and starred Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Pamela Tiffin, Donald Pleasence, Brian Keith and Martin Landau.

Premiere date YYYY-MM-DD … locale — cinema (duration in weeks) [notes]

1965-04-13 … Minneapolis (St. Louis Park) — Cooper [sneak preview]
1965-04-14 … Detroit — Summit [sneak preview]

1965-05-21 … New York — Capitol [invitational preview]
1965-06-11 … Los Angeles — Warner Hollywood [invitational preview]

1965-06-23 … Los Angeles — Warner Hollywood (26)
1965-06-30 … Montreal — Imperial (14)
1965-06-30 … New York — Capitol (11)

1965-07-01 … Columbus — Grand (14)
1965-07-01 … Denver — International 70 (12)
1965-07-01 … Hartford — Cinerama (16)
1965-07-01 … Miami (Miami Beach) — Sheridan (7)
1965-07-01 … Providence — Cinerama (16)
1965-07-01 … San Francisco — Golden Gate (13)
1965-07-02 … Wichita — Uptown (18)
1965-07-03 … Houston — Windsor (12)
1965-07-14 … Milwaukee — Wisconsin 1 (6)
1965-07-14 … Toledo — Valentine (11)
1965-07-14 … Toronto — Glendale (11)
1965-07-20 … Baltimore — Town (9)
1965-07-20 … Detroit — Summit (18)
1965-07-20 … Pittsburgh — Warner (12)
1965-07-20 … Portland — Hollywood (12)
1965-07-20 … Washington — Uptown (9)
1965-07-21 … Albuquerque — Fox Winrock (10)
1965-07-21 … Kansas City — Empire (11)
1965-07-21 … Norfolk — Rosna (1+)
1965-07-27 … Dallas — Capri (9)
1965-07-27 … Honolulu — Cinerama (12)
1965-07-27 … Las Vegas — Cinerama (11)
1965-07-27 … Philadelphia — Boyd (8)
1965-07-27 … San Diego — Center (13)
1965-07-28 … Fresno — Warner (9)
1965-07-29 … Atlanta — Georgia (9)
1965-07-29 … New Orleans — Cinerama (11)

1965-08-12 … Seattle — Cinerama (12)
1965-08-18 … Sacramento — Esquire (8)
1965-08-25 … Phoenix (Scottsdale) — Kachina (17)

1965-09-01 … Nanuet/Rockland Co. — Route 59 (4) [“70mm”]
1965-09-28 … Boston — Boston (13)
1965-09-28 … Chicago — McVickers (9)
1965-09-30 … Louisville — Showcase 1 (5)

1965-10-06 … Salt Lake City — Villa (21)
1965-10-07 … Oklahoma City — Cooper (12)
1965-10-19 … Omaha — Indian Hills (9)
1965-10-20 … Indianapolis — Indiana (9)

1965-11-10 … St. Louis — Cinerama (6)

This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Al Alvarez, Jim Barg, Nick DiMaggio, Sheldon Hall, William Hooper, Bill Huelbig, Mark Huffstetler, Jeffry Johnson, Bill Kallay, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer, Gabriel Neeb, Jim Perry, Robert Throop, and Vince Young.

The film’s international roadshow engagements have not been accounted for in this article.

If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
 
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