Special Preview Screening: Downton Abbey Season 5!

Nov 30, 2014

There will be THREE showings at WKAR Studio A on Saturday, Dec. 13 - Showtimes at 2pm, 4pm, 7pm.

Downton Abbey, Season 5 on MASTERPIECE premieres on January 4 -- but you can enjoy a special preview of the new season in December!

We're hosting special preview screenings of the MASTERPIECE hit here at WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building on the campus of Michigan State.

Three screenings will be held Saturday, December 13, with showtimes at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

You'll get to see the full first episode of season five, which returns in January with new cast members Richard E. Grant (Girls, Gosford Park, Doctor Who)  as a guest of the Granthams, Anna Chancellor (The Hour, Four Weddings and a Funeral) playing Lady Anstruther and Rade Sherbedgia (Eyes Wide Shut, 24) as a Russian refugee.

Guests are encouraged to attend in period wear, pose for photos and snap selfies. There will be Downton Abbey prizes and giveaways.

The event is FREE, but seating is limited and reservations are required:

FILLED -  2pm Sat. Dec. 13

FILLED - 4pm Sat. Dec. 13


"This has become an annual free event for WKAR, and our fans absolutely love it." says Susi Elkins, WKAR TV station manager . "Last year, we had a great turnout in Jackson and our screening in Williamston was fully booked within 48 hours of opening reservations."

"We're excited to bring the show into our own Studio A this year," says Elkins. "It's a fun opportunity to meet new fans, and give WKAR viewers an inside look at their local source for quality, original television.

Downton Abbey Special Preview Screening takes place at WKAR Studio A in the Communication Arts & Sciences Building, 404 Wilson Road on the campus of Michigan State University. Parking is free in the Trowbridge Road parking ramp, near the South, Main Lobby.

Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres Sunday, January 4, on WKAR-TV and PBS.
For DVDs and more Downton Abbey items, visit shopPBS.org.