Where You Can See Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers for Free

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” will be shown under the stars this weekend at the Pittsburgh Zoo parking lot.

If you haven’t seen or want to watch again “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the story about the transformation of a skeptical journalist (Matthew Ryhs) after meeting and writing a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) for Esquire, Saturday night is your best bet.

The film is part of the City of Pittsburgh’s summer Drive-In Movie night program. You can revisit Mister Roger’s neighborhood at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium parking lot for free. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie begins at 9 p.m.

While admission is free, the number of parking spaces is limited and everyone must register in advance. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at pittsburghpa.gov/events/cinema.

Attendees must wear masks or face coverings when outside their vehicles and practice social distancing when walking to and from the restrooms. Based on reviews of those who saw the film when it was first released, you might want to pack extra tissues.

The forecast from the National Weather Service for Saturday night is for clear skies and comfortable temperatures – a perfect evening for a drive-in movie.

One more movie is scheduled in September at a location to be determined later:

  • Sept. 19: “Men in Black: International”

Watch the trailers ⇓


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