Example of using this with a date field from a node in order to get it to format the date in the correct timezone

use Drupal\Core\Datetime\DrupalDateTime;

$date = new DrupalDateTime($mynode->field_my_date_field->value, 'UTC');
$formatted_date = \Drupal::service('date.formatter')->format($date->getTimestamp(), 'custom', 'F j, Y h:ia');
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