12/11/13 - Richmonders, take out your gowns and bowties because Downton Abbey is coming back to The Byrd! Three days before the official U.S. premiere of Downton Abbey, Community Idea Stations will host two special screenings of the first episode of season four on Thursday, Jan. 2, at The Byrd Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the one-hour presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. The second screening will begin at 9:30 p.m. The Downton Abbey Preview Celebration will be the kick-off to The Community Idea Stations’ 50th Anniversary Year.
Period dress encouraged • This event is free and open to the public
To coincide with the Jan. 2 screening, the Community Idea Stations is organizing the “A Trip to the Real Downton Abbey” raffle. One person and a guest will win an eight-day trip to London, England on July 19-26 that includes a visit to Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed. Raffle tickets are $100 and only 2,000 will be sold. People can enter the raffle, here.