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Downton Abbey series 5 charity screening in London

The Empire Leicester Square is to host a charity screening for the new series premiere.

Downton Abbey series 5

A charity screening for the series five premiere of Downton Abbey has been announced.

The much-loved series will be screened at The Empire Leicester Square on 17th September courtesy of hosts The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the leading charity for people working behind the scenes in the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries.

The creators of the show and members of the cast will attend and participate in a pre-screening Q&A. Series creator Julian Fellowes, Executive Producer Gareth Neame and cast members including Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) have already been confirmed.

Richard Wilson, CEO of The CTBF, said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to be working with ITV, Carnival and Telegraph Bespoke to showcase Downton Abbey in what is a special and unique event for The CTBF. This partnership strengthens our ties with the television industry, in which many of our beneficiaries work. Our choice of venue, the iconic Empire Leicester Square, further highlights the charity’s strong links in cinema and film.’

Gareth Neame, Managing Director, Carnival added: ‘The chance to see these much-loved characters on the new IMAX screen at The Empire Leicester Square is not to be missed, and we can’t wait for audiences to get their first glimpse of the thrilling new series. We are of course delighted to support The CTBF as a charity dedicated to providing exceptional support for our industry’.

Tickets include red carpet arrival, a glass of champagne and exclusive Q&A preceding the screening, and are available to purchase from


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