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Sneak Preview: Downton Abbey Season 3


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (PST)

Sneak Preview:  Downton Abbey Season 3

Ticket Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
General Admission   more info 22 Tickets Ended Free  
Theater #6-General Admission   more info Sold Out Ended Free  

Event Details

Enjoy an early holiday gift from KPBS

Spend an hour with the Crawleys on the big screen!

Join us for a special preview event of Downton Abbey Season 3.  Watch the first hour of Downton Abbey Season 3 – before it’s U.S. debut on January 6, 2013.

The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season.

This preview screening is free and open to the public.  Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and are limited to two per RSVP. 

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The brand new ArcLight Cinemas is located in the UTC Westfield and features ArcLight's signature amenities including “black box” auditoriums, extra-wide seats with double armrests, and stadium seating.  The sit-down café and full service concessions offer quality, classic movie-theater favorites including ArcLight’s famous caramel corn.  

 Enjoy a clip from Downton Abbey Season 3:

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 With the return of its all-star cast plus guest star Academy Award-winner Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey Season 3 airs over seven Sundays on PBS beginning in January 2013.

 Lo Res Image of Season 3 Funder Credit




Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

ID is not required to be admitted into the theatre but you will be asked for your printed ticket.  Downton Abbey is a MASTERPIECE series presented in primetime on PBS stations nationwide.  Season 3 - episode 1 is rated TV-14.  Mature themes are presented.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The ArcLight La Jolla is located in the UTC Westfield Mall.  Surface level parking is available in front of theater off Genessee Avenue.  The mall's valet is located outside Sports Chalet. 

ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla is located near the Transit Center at UTC Westfield, between Macy's and Nordstrom.

See map above for directions.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

KPBS is proud to present this preview screening in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas.  Their policies on what can't be brought into the theater will be in effect.  This includes food or beverages that directly compete with cafe/concession sales, items in glass containers, large meals, or food items that would otherwise distract from the movie experience due to strong smells or noise. 

All attendees are asked to turn off their cell phones during the screening to limit distractions during the presetation. 

Recording devices of any kind are not permitted

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email Claudine Casillas, Special Event Manager, at  A link to contact the organizer is provided under the location map on this page.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

KPBS anticipates a high volume of interest in this screening event, based on the series' popularity.  If you can no longer attend and cannot transfer tickets, you may release them through the "My Tickets" section in and clicking on "view order" to cancel.  You may also contact the station directly to cancel.  Tickets can be transferred to someone else, but CANNOT be sold.  

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

To eliminate a check in line, we are requesting all attendees to present their printed tickets at the door.  Persons without a printed ticket will be asked to wait until ticket holders have been seated before being admitted into the theatre. 

Can I reserve seats?

This event is general/festival seating.  No reservations or seat assignments can be made for this event.  Auditorium doors will open at 6:30pm.  Seating is not based on the date/time tickets were secured, so arrive early to grab the best seats in the house. The best available seats are considered those closest to the center of the auditorium. Please note that this screening will take place in two theatres at the La Jolla ArcLight location.  Your assigned theater is printed on your ticket. 

Will I be able to see the first episode of Downton Abbey Season 3?

KPBS is premitted to show only the first 60 minutes of the first episode of Downton Abbey Season 3.  The station does not have access or rights to broadcast the entire program before the national debut in January.

The full two hours will air on KPBS and public television stations around the U.S. on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 9pm.


Have questions about Sneak Preview: Downton Abbey Season 3? Contact KPBS

When & Where

ArcLight La Jolla
4425 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (PST)

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