Victoria, Premiere Screening

Victoria, Premiere Screening

Sun, 01/08/2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

See the first hour of the new Masterpiece drama series "Victoria" on the big screen before its TV premiere.

WXXI hosts a FREE screening of the first hour of the season premiere of Victoria, Sunday, January 8 at 11 a.m. at The Little Theatre (L1), 240 East Avenue. The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).

The screening is free to the public, but registration is requested. To reserve your spot online, click here. You can also reserve a seat by emailing Jackie McGriff at [email protected] or calling 585-258-0200.

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More about Victoria:
The image of Queen Victoria seared into popular culture is one of an older, dour woman, swathed in black, looking as if she never cracked a smile. So when Jenna Coleman (Dr. Who), a beautiful slip of a woman, portrays her as joyful, it’s jolting.  At 18 — still known as Alexandrina, and playing with dolls — she’s awakened one morning and informed she is now queen of England. Masterpiece’s Victoria seduces us into a world where the petite queen taps inner resolve. The seven-part series, premiering on WXXI-TV Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m., offers grand sets, lush countryside, castle intrigue and a study of lives that shaped history.