Documentary explains ‘How We Got to Sesame Street’


Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will present the documentary “Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street” on select days through Monday, June 21.

“Street Gang” was inspired by Michael Davis’ 2008 non-fiction book “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street.” It delves inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators, artists, and educators who established one of the most influential and enduring series in television history.

With exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and more than 20 original interviews, filmmaker Marilyn Agrelo introduces audiences to a gang of visionaries who set out to entertain and educate young minds by harnessing the power of television with furry characters, catchy songs, and a diverse cast.

The documentary will run on Friday, June 11, and Saturday, June 12, at 4 and 7 p.m., June 18 and 19 at 4 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 4 p.m., and Mondays at 7 p.m.

There will be no captioned show times for this movie.

While friends and family may sit together, groups will be socially distanced from other groups.

Masks are not required in the cinema for those who are fully vaccinated. For those who have not been vaccinated, the cinema asks that masks stay on.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Admission is $8; $7 for students and military; and $6 for Capitol “Friends.”

The film runs 106 minutes and is not rated.


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