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CONTACT: Jennifer Kowalczyk

EMAIL: jkowalczyk@mountainlake.org

PHONE: (518) 563-9770 ext 127

MOUNTAIN LAKE PBS TO HOST DOWNTON ABBEY FINALE EVENT

Join Mountain Lake PBS for the conclusion of the 6th and final season of the acclaimed series.

Plattsburgh, NY – 2/9/2016 – After six glorious seasons, Downton Abbey will close its doors for good on March 6th. Mountain Lake PBS is inviting friends and fans to celebrate the conclusion of the series with a final episode viewing party, and afternoon tea. On March 6th 2016 at the Cumberland 12 Cinemas from 1 to 4 pm, Mountain Lake PBS? guests will enjoy British food, tea, and cocktails, and a costume contest before watching the two-hour finale on the big screen.

The afternoon tea at Cumberland 12 Cinemas, will begin with a finger sandwiches and British cakes provided by My Cup of Tea, along with bloody marys and mimosas provided by Party Perfect. The afternoon will culminate with a screening of the last episode of the final season of Downton Abbey before it?s televised broadcast.

Tickets for this events are $30 in advance to $40 at the door, and can be reserved online at mountainlake.org/downton. ÿGuests are encouraged to come in costume for a contest. Winners will be chosen for the best upstairs and the best downstairs costume, and will receive a 50$ gas gift card provided by Twinstate Technologies.

Downton Abbey is the most watched drama in PBS history, and episodes have streamed more than 12.6 million times, and Season 5 was seen by 25.5 million viewers. Carnival’s Managing Director and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey Gareth Neame said, “Millions of people around the world have followed the journey of the Crawley family and those who serve them for the last five years. Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and Downton is no exception. We wanted to close the doors of Downton Abbey when it felt right and natural for the storylines to come together and when the show was still being enjoyed so much by its fans. We can promise a final season full of all the usual drama and intrigue, but with the added excitement of discovering how and where they all end up?”

Join Mountain Lake PBS to say farewell to Downton Abbey on the big screen. Tickets are available now online at mountainlake.org/downton, or by calling 518-563-9770.

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About Mountain Lake PBS

Mountain Lake PBS produces high quality programs for local and worldwide audiences, reaching over 3.9 million viewers in New York, Vermont, Quebec and Ontario. The station also provides a host of education and outreach services for learners of all ages and devotes at least eight hours a day to programming for children.

Mountain Lake PBS’ mission is to celebrate and strengthen the civic and cultural life of the Mountain Lake region by providing distinctive telecommunications programs and services that inform, educate, involve and entertain.