Local theater not allowed to show new Mr. Rogers movie, owner says

Local theater not allowed to show new Mr. Rogers movie, owner says

PENN HILLS, Pa. — A local movie theater wanting to show the new Mr. Rogers movie has been told no, according to the theater's owner.

Paul Looker, who runs Penn Hills Cinemas, told Channel 11 Sony Pictures will not allow the new film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” -- which focuses on Pittsburgh-native Fred Rogers -- to be shown at that theater because it won't make money.

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Looker pointed out the film was shot in parts of Penn Hills and highlights the community he lives and works in.

"What I am told is that they needed to make more money than what it is going to make here," Looker said. "It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me."

Looker is hoping to start showing the new move starting sometime in December.

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