Downton Abbey, Season 5 Premiere Screening

Downton Abbey, Season 5 Premiere Screening

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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Then our special screening of Downton Abbey's Season 5 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 28 (screening times vary) at the Little Theatre for your Downton Abbey fix. In addition to the screening, you'll enjoy Downton tea and a raffles for Downton Abbey goodies. The screening is free and open to the public but you must have a reservation. To reserve your seat, click here.

One of the recurring themes of Downton Abbey is change, from the wrenching consequences of the Titanic disaster in Season 1 to a notorious automobile accident at the end of Season 3—plus World War I, women’s rights, and the new morals, inventions, and fashions of the 1920s. Which is where Season 5 kicks off.

It’s 1924. The United Kingdom has its first Labor Party prime minister. The radio is the latest miracle of the age. And Downton’s traditional ways are besieged on all fronts, as evidenced by this exchange between the head housekeeper, Mrs. Hughes, and the butler, Mr. Carson: “We’re catching up, Mr. Carson. Whether you like it or not, Downton is catching up with the times we live in,” says the forward-thinking Mrs. Hughes. “That’s exactly what I’m afraid of!” the butler retorts.

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