Nice one. Some films scream out for a cinema release and this one is such.Still vividly remember seeing it on a gloriously big screen on it's release back in '62. A wonderful experience.
I would like to think, that the UK will get the longer version in cinemas, though the Blu-Ray may give you the option to watch the orginal 3-hour version, or the longer, Director's Cut.Its also listed for cinema release in UK (BFI Southbank & key cities) on November 16th. Not sure at the moment what version the UK will end up getting the director's cut or the longer original release.