Chatham Film Club and WMHT Co-host Free Preview Screening of Downton Abbey Season 6 Premiere

The Chatham Film Club and WMHT cohost a free screening of the premiere episode of MASTERPIECE Downton Abbey Season 6 at the Crandell Theatre on Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m.

Seating for this free screening is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Chatham Film Club Members will receive priority seating beginning at 1:30 pm. Doors open to the general public at 1:45 pm.

Downton Abbey is a popular British period drama that began airing in the United Kingdom in the fall of 2010, and is re-broadcast in the United States on PBS. The series has received many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film, a FABTA award and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries.

“We are very excited to welcome WMHT back to the Crandell Threatre for the Season 6 premiere of Downton Abbey,” said Fred Ulrich, President of the Chatham Film Club. “This is the third time we have collaborated with them to present a free community screening and it’s exciting to share this episode with residents of Columbia County, and beyond, before it airs on PBS in January.”

Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey is the highest-rated drama in PBS history and one of the highest-rated dramas now on American television. The sixth and final season opens in 1925 with a series of crises reflecting the momentous changes that are transforming society. It premiers on WMHT TV on January 3.

The Chatham Film Club, a 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit organization, owns and operates the historic Crandell Theatre on Chatham’s Main Street and produces the popular FilmColumbia Festival each October. For information on the Chatham Film Club, or to see what’s showing, visit