If you are quick you can settle in to a comfortable seat at The Crossing Theatre and see the première of the Downton Abbey movie at the same time as audiences in Sydney, New York, London and Beijing.

Downton Abbey the movie will be screened at The Crossing Theatre on Thursday night at 6pm concurrently with its world wide release.

But tickets will sell out fast. (See image at bottom, for ticket purchase information.)

Rotary anticipates a capacity audience for the movie.

“We invite people to book fast” said Rotarian Darrell Tiemens.

The Downton Abbey premiere is a movie screening with an important added purpose – it is a fund raiser organised by Rotary as part of the global fight against polio, Polio Plus, – a fight which is being won.

The Polio Plus international program has attracted the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – Bill and Melinda will donate $2 for every dollar raised at similar screenings in support of the Polio Plus program.

“Demand for tickets will be huge and seating is limited.”

Thanks to the foresight of the planners of The Crossing Theatre, the venue has two cinemas and is able to screen première movies at the same time as they are released nationally and internationally.

The two cinemas are a requirement for the capability of obtaining new release films at the same time as the ‘big’ centres.

The Downton Abbey movie follows the massively successful international television series which broke viewing records around the world.

Now the same cast is assembled, with the same grand mansion, Downton Abbey, as the setting for a full length feature.

The story revolves around the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Downton Abbey in 1927, causing a stir among the aristocratic Crawleys and servants alike.