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Sherlock S4E3: The Final Problem will play in cinemas * 09 December 2016

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UPDATE 1: We've got the full list of cinemas in the UK and Ireland screening The Final Problem added to the bottom of this article! Check your local website listings for tickets - not all venues will be on sale just yet!

UPDATE 2: More cinemas have been added to the screening program - we've created a second small list of these new sites for you to easily find. 

Tonight at a sold out event at BAFTA headquarters in London, cast and crew from Sherlock were in attendance to finally reveal the long awaited title for the series 4 finale.

'The Final Problem.'

Feel that? That's foreboding.

This title is of course a gigantic break from tradition for the series, seeing as there is no clever rewording or change from the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story from which it derives.  The Final Problem itself is significant due to it being the final intended appearance of Holmes in print, before his flashbacked resurrection in The Hound of the Baskervilles and actual lazarus-like return in The Empty House. Elements from the story have of course already appeared in S2E3 The Reichenbach Fall, and special episode The Abominable Bride.

The episode is due to air in the UK and USA on the evening of Sunday January 15 2017, but the reveal of the title also brought with it the news that the episode will screen in over 300 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

From the BBC press release:

LONDON - December 9th, 2016 - BBC Worldwide and Hartswood Films are pleased to announce that Sherlock: The Final Problem will screen in cinemas across UK and Ireland for one night on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. Participating cinema chains include Cineworld, ODEON, Picture House, Vue, Empire, Omniplex, Showcase and Everyman.

Fans can celebrate the dramatic conclusion of the fourth series of the highly acclaimed BBC drama which stars Emmy Award® winnersBenedict CumberbatchandMartin Freemanin their iconic roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. Audiences will experience laughter, shocks and surprises in this thrilling, not-to-miss finale episode, which will also feature exclusive content only being shown in cinemas.

Sherlock producer Sue Vertue says: "Fans clearly enjoyed the opportunity of watching The Abominable Bride in Cinemas last time so Hartswood Films are thrilled to be working with BBC Worldwide again to do the same for this Series 4 finale".

Mat Way, BBC Worldwide, Commercial Director, Live Entertainment added, "The incredible filmic qualities of Sherlock make it perfect cinema viewing. We are delighted to be able to offer the UK and Irish fans the opportunity to enjoy the epic Sherlock finale on the big screen."

Sherlock The Final Problem will feature Dolby Atmos in selected cinemas. Since launching in the cinema, Dolby Atmos has become an integral part of the entertainment experience for consumers, enabling sound to come alive from all directions, including overhead, to deliver astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth.

Tickets for Sherlock The Final Problem can be purchased online by visiting participatingcinema chains websites or at cinema box offices. Fans throughout the UK will be able to enjoy the screening in more than 300 cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

The Final Problem will also air on BBC One at the same time.

To check whether your cinema has Dolby Atmos, please go to

Dolby Atmos will also feature on the Blu ray edition of Sherlock Series 4, which is available for pre-order now.

More news as we get it, ahead of the imminent arrival of the new series of Sherlock next month! 




Aberdeen - Vue

Aberdeen Union Square - Cineworld

Accrington -Vue

Altrincham - Vue



Ashford - Cineworld

Balbriggan - OMNIPLEX

Banbridge - OMNIPLEX


Barne - Everyman Barnet

Barrow - Vue

Basingstoke - Vue

Belfast - ODEON

Belfast - Odyssey Cinemas

Bicester - Vue

Birkenhead - Vue

Birmingham - Electric Cinema

Birmingham - Everyman Birmingham

Birmingham -Vue

Birmingham - Great Park Empire

Birmingham Broad Street -Cineworld

Birmingham New St. - ODEON

Bishops Stortford -Empire

Blackburn - Vue

Blackpool - ODEON

Bluewater Cdl -Showcase

Boldon Tyne And Wear -Cineworld

Bolton -Light Cinema Bolton

Bolton -Vue

Bradford - Picturehouse at the National Media Museum

Braintree - Cineworld

Brighton - Cineworld

Brighton - ODEON

Brighton -Dukes at Komedia

Bristol -Everyman Bristol

Bristol -Showcase

Bristol Cdl - Showcase

Bristol Cribbs -Vue

Bristol Longwell Green - Vue

Bury The Rock - Vue

Camberley  - Vue

Cambridge - Light Cinema Cambridge

Cambridge -Arts Picturehouse

Cambridge - Vue

Cambridgeshire - Light Cinema Wisbech

Canterbury -Curzon Canterbury

Cardiff - ODEON

Cardiff -Vue

Cardiff -Showcase

Carlisle -Vue

Carlow  - OMNIPLEX

Carmarthen - Vue

Carrickfergus  -OMNIPLEX

Castleford -Cineworld

Catterick Garrison -Empire

Charlestown - ODEON

Chelmsford - ODEON

Chelmsford -Everyman Chelmsford

Cheltenham -Cineworld

Cheshire Oaks - Vue

Chichester - Cineworld

Cleveleys - Vue

Clydebank - Empire

Coolock - ODEON

Corby - Savoy Cinema Corby


Cornwall - The Plaza at Truro

Coventry - Showcase

Craigavon - OMNIPLEX

Cramlington -Vue

Crawley - Cineworld

Cromer, Norfolk - Regal Movieplex

Croydon Grants - Vue

Croydon Purley -Vue

Cwmbran - Vue

Dagenham - Vue

Darlington - Vue

Dartmouth - Flavel Arts Centre

Derby - Showcase

Derby Cdl - Showcase


Didsbury - Cineworld

Doncaster - Vue

Dublin - Cineworld

Dublin - Vue

Dudley -Showcase

Dundalk - OMNIPLEX

Dundee - ODEON

Dundonald - OMNIPLEX

Dundrum - Movies @ Dundrum

Dunfermline - ODEON

Dungannon - OMNIPLEX

Dungarvan - SGC Dungarvan

Eastleigh - Vue

Edinburgh - Cineworld

Edinburgh - Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Lothian Rd - ODEON

Edinburgh Ocean - Vue

Edinburgh Omni  - Vue

Enfield - Cineworld

Exeter - Vue

Falmouth, Cornwall - Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth

Farnborough - Vue

Gateshead - Vue

Gerrards Cross -Everyman Gerrards Cross

Glasgow - Showcase

Glasgow Fort - Vue

Glasgow Quay - ODEON

Glasgow Renfrew Street - Cineworld

Greenock - Waterfront Cinema Greenock

Guildford - ODEON

Halifax -Vue

Hamilton - Vue

Harrogate - Everyman Harrogate

Harrow - Vue

Hartlepool - Vue

Hatfield - ODEON

Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire - Regal Picturehouse

Hexham - Forum Cinema

High Wycombe - Empire

Huddersfield - ODEON

Hull - ODEON

Hull - Vue

Inverness - Eden Court

Inverness - Vue

Ipswich - Cineworld

Isle Of Man - The Broadway Cinema

Kennedy Centre - OMNIPLEX

Kettering - ODEON

Kilmarnock - ODEON

Kingston - ODEON

Kirkwal - Phoenix Kirkwall, Pickaquoy Centre

Knutsford - Curzon Knutsford

Lancaster - The Dukes

Lancaster - Vue


Leamington Spa - Vue

Leeds - Everyman Leeds

Leeds Bradford - ODEON

Leeds Cdl - Showcase

Leeds Kirkstall - Vue

Leeds Light -Vue

Leicester - Vue

Leicester Cdl - Showcase

Limerick - ODEON

Limerick - OMNIPLEX

Lincoln - ODEON

Lincolnshire - West End Cinema, Boston

Lisburn  - OMNIPLEX

Liverpool - Picturehouse at FACT

Liverpool - Showcase

Liverpool One - ODEON

Livingston - Vue

London - Rich Mix

London - Curzon Victoria

London - Curzon Bloomsbury

London - Curzon HMV Wimbledon

London - Crouch End Picturehouse

London - Greenwich Picturehouse

London - Hackney Picturehouse

London - Picturehouse Central

London - Stratford Picturehouse

London - Clapham Picturehouse

London - Everyman Belsize Park

London - Everyman Baker Street

London - Everyman Canary Wharf

London - Everyman Muswell Hill

London - Everyman Kings Cross

London - Vue Acton

London - Vue Finchley North

London - Vue Finchley Road

London - ODEON Greenwich

London - Vue Fulham

London - Vue Islington

London - ODEON Leicester Square

London - Cineworld O2

London - Vue Piccadilly

London - Vue Shepherd's Bush

London - Empire Walthamstow

London - Vue West End

London - Vue Westfield London, Shepherd's Bush

Machester Lowry - Vue

Manchester - AMC Manchester

Manchester - Showcase

Manchester Printworks - ODEON

Mansfield - ODEON

Merthyr - Vue

Milton Keynes - Cineworld

Milton Keynes Stadium - ODEON

Monaghan - OMNIPLEX

Monmouth - Savoy Theatre

New Brighton - Light Cinema New Brighton

Newbury - Vue

Newcastle - Empire

Newcastle Silverlinks - ODEON

Newcastle Ul - Vue

Newham - Showcase

Newquay - Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay


Northampton - Cineworld

Northampton - Vue

Norwich - ODEON

Norwich - Cinema City

Norwich - Vue

Nottingham - Cineworld

Nottingham - Broadway Cinema

Nottingham - Savoy Cinema Nottingham

Nottingham Cdl - Showcase

Oban - Oban Phoenix cinema

Okehampton - New Carlton Cinema

Oxford  - Phoenix Picturehouse

Oxford - Vue

Oxford George St. - ODEON

Paisley - Showcase

Perth - Perth Playhouse

Peterborough Cdl - Showcase

Plymouth - Vue

Portsmouth - Vue

Preston - Vue

Rathmines - OMNIPLEX

Reading - Vue

Reading Cdl - Showcase

Redditch - Vue

Redruth, Cornwall - Regal Cinema & Theatre

Reigate - Everyman Reigate

Rhyl - Vue

Ripon - Curzon Ripon

Rochester - Cineworld

Romford - Vue

Royal Tunbridge Wells - Trinity Theatre

Scunthorpe - Vue

Sevenoaks - Stag Community Arts Centre

Sheffield - Cineworld

Sheffield - ODEON

Sheffield - Curzon Sheffield

Sheffield - Vue


Slough - Empire

South Woodford - ODEON

Southampton - ODEON

Southport - Vue

St Austell - White River Cinema

Stafford - Curzon Stafford

Staines - Vue

Stevenage - Cineworld

Stirling - Vue

Stoke - ODEON

Stratford-Upon-Avon - Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse

Stroud - Vue

Sunderland - Empire

Surrey - Everyman Esher

Sutton - Empire

Sutton Coldfield - Empire

Swansea - ODEON

Swansea - Vue

Swindon - Empire

Taunton - ODEON

Teesside - Showcase

Telford - ODEON

Thanet - Vue

Thurrock -Vue

Torbay - Vue


Tunbridge Wells - ODEON

Uckfield - The Picture House

Walsall - Light Cinema Walsall

Walsall - Showcase

Wandsworth - Cineworld

Waterford -OMNIPLEX

Watford - Vue

West Sussex - Ritz Digital and Connaught Cinema

Westfield Stratford - Vue

Wexford - OMNIPLEX

Wigan -Empire

Wimbledon - ODEON

Winchester - Everyman Winchester

Wolverhampton - Cineworld

Wood Green - Vue

Worcester - ODEON

Worcester - Vue

Worksop - Savoy, Worksop

Wrexham - ODEON

York - Vue



Carlow - IMC 

Cardiff - Tramshed

Coleraine - Moviehouse

Dublin - Moviehouse

Dun Laoghaire  - IMC

Durham - Gala Theatre & Cinema

Galway - IMC

Hawkhurst - Kino Digital

Rye - Kino

Santry - IMC