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FILM | WXXI Screens "downton Abbey"


If you're impatiently awaiting the January 6 TV season premiere of Emmy Award-winning drama "Downton Abbey," WXXI is planning an event with you in mind. On Sunday, December 16, WXXI will host three screenings of the show's Season 3 premiere at the Little Theatre (240 East Ave.).

For those unfamiliar, the popular series is a British-American, post-Edwardian drama set in the fictional estate of Downton Abbey. The story follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, and is rife with "wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises," per the press release.

Enthusiastic fans already scooped up seats for the noon and 4 p.m. screenings, which are now full, but additional screenings were added by the organizers. The event is free to attend, so reserve your seat for a 2 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. screenings ASAP by calling 258-0200.