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Downton Abbey Season 5 Screening Recap and Photobooth Pics

December 18, 2014

On Thursday, December 11, we welcomed Downton Abbey fans to the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall for two sneak-peek screenings of the Season 5 premiere episode, almost a month before its North American premiere -- Sunday, January 4, 2015, at 9pm. (Watch the official trailer here.)


On that blustery Seattle night, our screening attendees were treated to a vintage fashion show and costume display from Seattle Children's. In addition to this display table, models dressed in costumes were circulating through the lobby with tiny signs showing the year and Downton season their costume represented.


Costume Display


The early screening included a special appearance of the wonderful cast of Jet City Improv's "Upside Downton," an improvised and hilarious tribute to the Downton Abbey Christmas special. With their ready wit and charming accents, they delivered door prizes on a silver tray to the lucky winners and facilitated the costume contest. The winners were chosen by audience applause, and a dramatic tie was broken by a tea-sipping-curtsy-off. Thanks to all the costume costume participants at both screenings!


Early Screening - Costume Contest Winners


While Jet City Improv could not stay for the second screening -- alas, we wish you all could have seen them --  it was because they were due back at their theatre for a performance that very evening! Just two "Upside Downton" performances remain: Thursday, December 18, and Friday, December 19, at 8pm. Their delightful show is not to be missed! Tickets to Jet City Improv's "Upside Downton" are available here. Don't they look smart?


Upside Downton


Thanks to all who attended our screenings that stormy night! To get ready for the premiere, stay tuned for THE BIG SIP -- a virtual tea party and Downton Abbey pep rally on Friday, January 2! Details to be announced soon in Tellygram (sign up for our British enews) and via KCTS 9's Facebook and Twitter.