Sherlock Season Four Finale ‘The Final Problem,’ Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, Comes to U.S. Cinemas Exclusively for Two Nights on January 16 and 18

DENVER – December 9, 2016 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events present “Sherlock: The Final Problem,” in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Monday, January 16, 2017 and Wednesday, January 18, 2017, both at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Fans can celebrate the dramatic conclusion of the fourth season of the highly-acclaimed BBC/MASTERPIECE drama, which stars Emmy Award®-winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Audiences will experience laughter, tears, shocks and surprises in this thrilling, not-to-miss season finale, as well as 15 minutes of exclusive extras.

Tickets for “Sherlock: The Final Problem” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 350 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Sherlock” is a global phenomenon, engaging audiences from Berlin to Beijing, from Texas to Tokyo. The show has sold to over 240 territories across the world, won 12 BAFTAs, 9 Emmys® and a prestigious Peabody Award as well as accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the Television Critics Association. “Sherlock” made its mark in U.S. pop-culture being one of only three British TV shows that have appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

“Sherlock” Producer Sue Vertue says,“Following the success of the limited theatrical run of ‘The Abominable Bride,’ Hartswood Films is thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide and Fathom Events to bring the Season Four finale to U.S. cinemas."

“We can’t think of a better way to start the new year off than experiencing the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson on the big screen. The bonus content will be an excellent treat for the show’s loyal fans,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP, Franchise and Digital Enterprises, BBC Worldwide North America.

“‘Sherlock’ fans are always dedicated and passionate, filling up movie theaters across the country for these exciting events,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “We are thrilled to partner with the BBC team again to bring this thrilling series back to the big screen to allow fans to meet-up at the movies once again.”

“Sherlock” airs Sundays starting January 1 on PBS MASTERPIECE.

For artwork/photos related to “Sherlock: The Final Problem” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Sherlock
“Sherlock” is written and created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, and inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “Sherlock” is produced by Sue Vertue and the executive producers are Beryl Vertue, Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat for Hartswood Films, Bethan Jones for BBC Cymru Wales and Rebecca Eaton for Masterpiece. It is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide.

About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 887 locations and 1,354 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About BBC Worldwide North America
BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory - linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and two production divisions - BBC Worldwide Productions, responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars and the U.S. version of Top Gear; and Adjacent Productions, producers of Da Vinci’s Demons, Life Below Zero, and Ladies of London, among others. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jessica Nelson / Katherine Schwappach
Fathom Events
720-262-2753 / 720-262-2713
jnelson@fathomevents.com / kschwappach@fathomevents.com

Deborah Schonfeld
BBC Worldwide North America
212-705-9498
deborah.schonfeld@bbc.com

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