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WEDU Announces Downton Abbey Preview Screening Events

WEDU announces preview screenings of the popular BBC drama “Downton Abbey” in Sarasota on Jan. 2nd, Tampa on Jan. 3rd, and Lakeland on Jan. 4th.

PRLog - Dec. 17, 2012 - The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. The show returns with its all-star cast plus guest star Academy Award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.

WEDU, West Central Florida’s leading PBS station and source for public media, will host special preview screenings of the upcoming third season of the immensely popular BBC drama “Downton Abbey” in Sarasota on January 2nd, Tampa on January 3rd, and Lakeland on January 4th. Guests can participate in Downton Abbey inspired raffle to benefit WEDU and door prizes will also be given away during the screening event.

The preview screenings are each free and open to the public, but seating is limited and registration is requested. To register for any of the screening events, visit http://www.wedu.org/downtonabbey or call 813-254-9338 ext. 2241.

January, 2nd at 4:00pm – Sarasota, Michael’s On East
January 3rd at 7:30pm – Tampa, Tampa Theatre
January 4th at 7:30pm – Lakeland, Polk Theatre

The special screenings come ahead of the show’s debut on WEDU on Jan. 6. New episodes will air Sunday nights at 9 p.m. as part of “Masterpiece Classics.”

WEDU is west central Florida’s leading PBS station and public media company reaching 16 counties through media platforms including on-air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the organization offers a wealth of award-winning inspirational, educational and enlightening content over a variety of multi-media platforms including: television programming, station’s website, wedu.org and various social media platforms, monthly member magazine Premiere, educational outreach activities and a myriad of special events.  WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socio-economic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society.  WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (Harris Interactive Trust QuickQuery, February 2012).

For more information, program schedules or to support WEDU visit wedu.org; WEDU Public Media on Facebook and Twitter or call 813.254.9338.


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