Saturday, January 5 – Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. with the screening to follow at 7:30 p.m. Warner Theatre in Torrington, Conn. (warnertheatre.org) Reception Tickets: $60 each by calling (800) 683-2112 or visiting CPTV.org/DowntonAbbey
Screening is free and open to the public, but reservations required
HARTFORD, Conn. (December 13, 2012) – It’s the most highly anticipated and critically
acclaimed television drama of 2013. And CPTV is giving you a special sneak peak.
Kick off the new year with Edwardian elegance as CPTV hosts a special reception and preview
screening event of Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey on Saturday, January 5 at the historic Warner
Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut. This event is part of CPTV’s year-long 50th Anniversary
With the highly anticipated third season of Downton Abbey set to premiere in January, CPTV is
giving fans of the show a special early viewing of the series with an evening of high style that
could rival one of the Crawleys’ own soirees at Downton.
Starting at 5:30 p.m., a pre-screening reception will feature complimentary wines plus a fantastic
selection of hors d’oeuvres courtesy of the Litchfield Saltwater Grille. There will be a special
presentation of Downton Abbey-era fashions and guests are encouraged to join in the fun and
dress in period clothing as well.
Those who attend the reception will receive preferred seating for the premiere screening at
7:30 p.m. of Episode One of Downton Abbey’s third season. This particular episode features a
new addition to the cast – Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine – who portrays Martha
Levinson, the American mother of Cora, Countess of Grantham (Elizabeth McGovern). Tickets
for the reception with preferred seating at the screening are $60 each and can be reserved by
calling 800-683-2112 or by visiting CPTV.org/DowntonAbbey.
The screening itself is free and open to the public. However reservations are required. Tickets can
be reserved and printed at CPTV.org/DowntonAbbey.