BBC’s modern-day Sherlock Holmes adaptation, Sherlock, has taken the world by storm since its debut in 2010. Thanks to the show, actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have even become household names. Fans of the crime-solving duo outside of the UK have previously had to wait to watch the show officially, but the BBC is changing the method of distribution in a big way with the Season 4 premiere, “The Abominable Bride.”
Rather than taking place in the present as the series typically has, “Abominable Bride” sets the story in 1895 London, better known as the Victorian Era. To make the premiere extra special, the BBC is teaming with Fathom Events to bring it to movie theaters across the globe for a one-day special event. Movie theaters in certain parts of the US, Canada, Europe, and China will show the episode on January 1, 2016—the same day as lucky audiences in the UK get to see it on their own televisions.
As usual, the season premiere will still be available to watch online. That may deter some from paying to see the film on the big screen, but the BBC is making the deal sweeter for dedicated fans: A special 20 minute making of documentary will be shown before the feature-length, 90 minute episode.
“The Abominable Bride” will be shown in over 500 American theaters. Tickets go on sale through regular ticket purchasing sites on November 6. Cities where you can see it will be confirmed closer to the date. Will you go see Sherlock on the silver screen, or stay at home? Let us know in the comments.
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