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Don’t miss the ‘Downton Abbey’ preview at the Altria Theater

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Dec 31, 2014
and last updated 2015-01-01 14:54:01-05

RICHMOND, Va -- A special previewing of "Downton Abbey" Season 5 will be held across the pond, at the Altria Theater.

Katherine Godin, Director of Community Engagement for the Community Idea Stations, and Nancy Lowden, Manager of Historical Programs at Maymont, visited the studio to tell us about The Community Idea Stations 3rd annual viewing event and offer a sneak peek of the season premiere of PBS hit show.

These lovely ladies were decked out in clothing representing the time period, and attendees of Friday's event are encouraged to do the same.

This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made Downton Abbey the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna

The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia. George Clooney will make a special guest appearance as well.

The show debuts on Jan. 4 on PBS.

The event is Friday, January 2 at 8 p.m. at the newly-renovated Altria Theater. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

For more information call 804-320-1301 or visit www.ideastations.org/downton.