"Downton Abbey" — the movie — is arriving more than a week earlier than expected. As part of a special preview, the movie will screen at more than a dozen locations around Long Island Thursday, including Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.
The official release of "Downton" is Sept. 20, but a one-time-only 7 p.m. screening Thursday will take place at cinemas in Bellmore, Deer Park, Farmingdale, Garden City, Glen Cove, Hicksville, Holtsville, Levittown, Merrick, Port Jefferson, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, Seaford, Stony Brook, Westbury.
The movie picks up a couple years following the events of the March 6, 2016, series finale. Newsday movie critic Rafer Guzmán said in his three-star review Tuesday: "Originality is not the film's strong suit, though fans of the unabashedly nostalgic series may consider that a plus."