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VPM PBS and The Paramount Theater to Co-Host Advanced “Poldark” Screening on Sept. 27


Viewers will get a sneak peek of the hit period drama’s final season two days before the PBS television premiere. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Fri., Sept. 27, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, Va. 22902
For information:

Charlottesville, Va. - Fans of the British period drama “Poldark,” featuring Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson, have been eagerly awaiting the brooding hero’s return for the show’s fifth and final season. Area viewers can catch a free advanced screening of the Season 5 premiere at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Sept. 27 at 8 p.m., two days before the national TV premiere on PBS.

“We had a wonderful time at last year's ‘Poldark’ screening at The Paramount,” said Terri Allard, VPM’s Charlottesville Community Engagement Manager. “The audience was excited to be there, the guest speaker was excellent and Ross Poldark -- the standee --was on hand before and after the event for photo ops. He was quite popular! We're looking forward to doing it all again this year in celebration of the fifth and final season of ‘Poldark.’ ”

The event will kick off with remarks by historian Trevor Burnard (full bio attached) who will present a brief history of early nineteenth-century Britain, its empire, and the town of Cornwall, which together comprise the backdrop for the final season of "Poldark."

Registration information for the screening on Sept. 27 is available at

Watch the Season 5 premiere of “Poldark” on Masterpiece Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. on VPM PBS.

Information about this and future VPM events in the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Richmond viewing areas may be found at Follow VPM on social media @myVPM.

About Poldark on Masterpiece:

Almost 40 years ago Ross Poldark galloped across the TV screens of millions of PBS viewers, vexing villains and winning female hearts in one of MASTERPIECE’s earliest hit series, Poldark. Now the gallant hero rides again.

Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after battle to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his love?

Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking® and Raymond James, with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The Masterpiece Trust, created to help ensure the series' future.

Poldark is a Mammoth Screen production for BBC co-produced with Masterpiece.


About VPM

VPM is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in Central Virginia. As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services designed to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science and education. Each week, the stations in Richmond, Charlottesville and Harrisonburg are accessible to nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

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VPM also includes Richmond public radio stations VPM News (88.9 FM) and VPM Music (107.3 FM, 93.1 FM and 88.9-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM) and Southside Virginia (90.1 FM), listeners receive a combination of the news and music stations.

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