FROM Ben J. Hubbard
Schuller Church Leaves Crystal Cathedral, Lands in Movie Theater The Rev. Robert Schuller's massive, spectacular Crystal Cathedral began in a drive-in theater. Now the Cathedral has been sold to the Catholic Archdiocese of Orange County. Schuller's retired and his daughter, Sheila Schuller Coleman preached to about 200 people yesterday in Theater 15 at the AMC in the Outlets of Orange County shopping center. She called it a birth day with a bigger crowd than her father had 57 years ago. Ben Hubbard is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion at California State University, Fullerton.
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