Downton Abbey, Season 4 Premiere Screening

Downton Abbey, Season 4 Premiere Screening

Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

Are you longing for a little withering wit from Dowager Countess of Grantham?

Then our special screening of Downton Abbey's season premiere at the Little Theatre is just for you! WXXI is hosting screenings of the first hour of episode one of the new season. Join us Sunday, December 29 (screening times vary) at the Little Theatre for your Downton Abbey fix. The screening is free and open to the public but you must have a reservation. To reserve your seat, call (585) 258-0200. 

All seats have been reserved for this event and it is now CLOSED.

You know that season three ended with Matthew Crawley—heir to Downton Abbey, husband to Lady Mary (Dockery), and brand new father to a baby boy and successor—lying dead on a country road next to his overturned roadster. On top of this, the family is still grieving over the death in childbirth of Sybil, Mary’s youngest sister, who also left a baby behind.

Season four opens six months later. Although it is the 1920s, Britain still observes mourning rituals that are almost Victorian in their solemnity. Nonetheless, the Crawleys are beginning to snap out of it: Robert, Lord Grantham (Bonneville), must manage the estate without his canny son-in-law; Cora suddenly faces a staffing crisis; Violet, who has seen enough tragedy, knows how to recoup quickly; Isobel (Wilton), Matthew’s mother, may never recover; Edith (Carmichael), who was jilted at the altar, tempts scandal with a new beau; and Mary now finds herself the most desirable widow in Yorkshire.The servants also pick up, buck up, and get on with it—with new arrivals, departures, rivalries, and betrayals among the downstairs staff. Life goes on at Downton Abbey.

This screening event is made possible with support by: 

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