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CRAWLEY FAMILY REUNION: A still from the upcoming "Downton Abbey" movie. The Fine Arts Theatre hosts an advance screening of the film on Sept. 12, complete with a costume contest. Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/Focus Features

The Fine Arts Theatre hosts a special preview screening of Downton Abbey on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. — one week before its nationwide theatrical release. In addition to the feature film continuation of the beloved PBS series, which finds the Crawleys and their staff preparing for a visit from the King and Queen of England, the evening includes a Downton Abbey costume contest. First prize wins a Downton Abbey movie poster and two Fine Arts movie passes. Second- and third-place winners receive prizes from the concession stand. Tickets are $10 and available online or at the Fine Arts box office. fineartstheatre.com

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Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for ashevillemovies.com and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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