Season 3 premieres on Rhode Island PBS
on Masterpiece, Fridays at 9 P.M.
beginning January 18, 2013
The pre-screening party is sold out, but you can still join us for the free* public screening
Thursday, January 3 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Park Theatre
848 Park Avenue, Cranston, RI
Rhode Island PBS and the Park Theatre proudly present the first hour of Downton Abbey Season 3 before its American television premiere.
Available seating is limited to the first 350 fans.
High demand and limited seating require ticket pickup in advance at the theatre box office.
For information, please call or visit the Park Theatre Box Office 401-467-7275
For screening event questions, please call Rhode Island PBS 401-222-3636
*On the night of the show, please bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for the RI Community Food Bank
The holidays are a time of year when we remember the needs of our neighbors and respond generously. Unfortunately, hunger does not come and go with the holiday decorations - there are local families facing hunger and food insecurity all year long. With that in mind, the Park Theatre will have collection boxes in the lobby to collect food items. Donations will be delivered to the RI Community Food Bank to help Rhode Island families. What a great way to start the New Year! Thank you!
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. for the public screening
Ring in the New Year with High Drama and High Style
Masterpiece Downton Abbey
Season 3 Pre-Screening Party
trivia optional period attire prizes
Official Downton Abbey Soundtrack CD
plus V.I.P seating for the
public screening of the first hour of the new season before it airs on U.S. television!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Rhode Island Center for Performing Arts
848 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Your Masterpiece Downton Abbey evening begins for you and your guest with a pre-screening reception in the upstairs lounge of the historic Park Theatre in Cranston. Light refreshments and cash bar are available.
Brush up on your Downton Abbey facts - your correct answers could mean fun prizes in the trivia contest!
Then at 7:30 p.m., move into the luxury and
comfort of your V.I.P seating in the beautifully
restored theatre to watch the first hour of
Downton Abbey's new season.
Your $75 contribution also includes the official
Downton Abbey soundtrack CD with our thanks.
The party is sold out, but you can still join us
for the free* public screening. Click here!
The Downton Abbey Fashion Frenzy
As an historical drama, authenticity meets glamour in Downton Abbey's period wardrobe - from Edwardian in Season 1, to the Roaring Twenties in Season 3. If the fashions inspire you, come to the party in a period costume of your own! It's completely optional, of course. Here are some ideas:
• Downton Abbey Season 1 starts in 1912 during the Edwardian period, shortly after the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and ended in 1914, with the start of the First World War. An iconic image for femininity and fashion during this period is "The Gibson Girl" illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944).
• Downton Abbey Season 2 spans 1916 to 1919. By 1914, women's clothing had lost the rigid, tailored lines of the Edwardian period, and the styles of fashion's first great design genius, Paul Poiret, obliterated the need for wearing tight fitting corsets. Ladies' fashions were becoming less restrictive, and more ankle was exposed. In fact, hemlines rose to mid-calf. Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, fashion had taken on a whole new look based on Orientalism with its soft drapery, and bold prints. The lines of Russian peasant costume appeared in hip length tunics, a style that lasted throughout the war years.
• Downton Abbey Season 3 follows the characters into the roaring '20s. Fringe, beads, pearls, pendants, dropped waists, and t-strap shoes are the signature fashions of the period, and mark the fashion style of the "Flappers."
There are beautiful photos and much information on the Masterpiece site, but the Downton Abbey fashion frenzy has also gripped the World Wide Web, so be sure to look around for fan blogs for even more costume inspiration.
Bonus! Downton Abbey Revisted Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m.
Season 2 encore Fridays at 9 p.m.
December 14 through January 11