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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood! Texas Release Dates for Mister Rogers Documentary

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When was the last time you were in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe? If the public-access television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was ever a part of your life, then a new documentary should be on your watch list. The 94-minute film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, explores the life of Fred Rogers and his influence on so many children.

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and language. It has been released by Focus Features. It is Certified Fresh by Rotten Tomatoes with a 98% rating. Texas release dates are shown below.

June 8: Dallas, Plano.

June 15: Austin, Houston, San Antonio.

June 22: Arlington, Bee Cave, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Laredo, Lubbock, New Braunfels, The Woodlands, Waco.

June 29: College Station, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Katy, Pflugerville, Southlake, Webster.

July 6: Abilene, Amarillo, Beaumont, Edinburg, Mesquite, Odessa, Pharr, San Angelo, Sherman, Tyler, Wichita Falls.

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood! Texas Release Dates for Mister Rogers Documentary

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Fred McFeely Rogers was a television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, and producer. Known for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968-2001), this endeavor was the result of Rogers discontentment with the way television addressed children. He was also an advocate of various public causes. For examples, his testimony in favor of fair-use recording of television shows to play at another time via VCRs was cited in a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Betamax case, and he gave now-famous testimony to a U.S. Senate committee, advocating government funding for children’s television. Here are some additional interesting facts about Fred Rogers.

  • Francois Clemmons, who played Officer Clemmons on Rogers’ show, had the first recurring role for an African-American on children’s TV.
  • Mister Rogers would narrate himself feeding the fish each episode because of a letter he received from a young blind girl, who was worried the fish were hungry.
  • Mister Rogers produced specials for parents as a precursor to the subject of the week on the Neighborhood, to help them prepare for any questions children might ask after watching the episodes.
  • An asteroid is named after him: 26858 Misterrogers
  • The series covered a broad range of tough topics over the years, including death, competition, divorce, and war. Rogers also regularly addressed the topic of anger, focusing on peaceful ways of dealing it.
  • Michael Keaton was a stagehand on the show before becoming an actor.
  • “Won’t You Wear a Sweater Day” takes place annually on March 20, during which fans wear their favorite sweaters in celebration of Fred Rogers’s birth date.
  • Despite internet rumors to the contrary, he did not serve in the military or have tattoos.
  • Rogers was red–green color blind.
  • He was a recipient of 40 honorary degrees, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a Peabody Award.
  • All of his trademark sweaters were knitted by his mother. One of them is on display at the Smithsonian Institution.
  • Mister Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.