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Celebrate the return of the highly acclaimed PBS Masterpiece drama

Contact: Meredith Hart, Marketing & Communications Director 614.247.2675,

COLUMBUS, OHIO, DECEMBER 4, 2014 – The highly acclaimed PBS MASTERPIECE drama, ‘Downton Abbey’, returns for another season of love, loss and intrigue this January. And WOSU Public Media will celebrate this broadcast premiere with a roaring twenties speakeasy inspired by ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five.

On Saturday, January 3 at The Galbreath Pavilion in the Ohio Theatre, the public is invited to dress in their 1920s finery and enjoy cocktails and jazz music just like an American escaping Prohibition with a jaunt to England. A special advance screening of Episode One from the eagerly anticipated ‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five will follow the cocktail reception and silent auction.

Guests may arrive at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and the free premiere screening begins at 8 p.m. Space is limited; for tickets and to RSVP for the event, please go Support of this event helps WOSU TV continue to provide popular PBS programming like ‘Downton Abbey’ to central Ohio.

‘Downton Abbey’ Season Five premieres January 4 at 9 p.m. on WOSU TV. WOSU TV is a PBS member station (simulcast on WPBO TV in Portsmouth) and features well-known children’s, public affairs, science, and nature programs, as well as locally produced shows such as ‘Broad & High’, ‘Columbus on the Record’ and ‘In the Know’.

WOSU Public Media is a community-supported, noncommercial network of public radio and television stations, and digital services.