The award-winning, crowd-pleasing Edwardian drama that is Downton Abbey returns for season five on Jan. 4. But today, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown — a beautifully restored Best of L.A. winner — you can see the first episode before anyone else. Well, before anyone in the States; lucky folks across the pond started watching back in September (shh!). Season four was a whirlwind of proposals, pregnancy and pigs, and season five promises to be just as exciting. If all this British finery gets you in the mood for tea, don’t worry — the hotel’s restaurant, L.A. Chapter, is serving up a special, postscreening meal.

Sat., Jan. 3, 1 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/03/15)

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