Press Release

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride comes to UK cinemas for a one-off event

11 Nov 2015

BBC Worldwide UK, in partnership with Hartswood Films, is delighted to confirm further details for the planned cinema screenings of the eagerly anticipated special of Sherlock entitled Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.

To complement the TV broadcast on BBC One, fans will have the unique opportunity to watch a simulcast of the one-off Victorian-themed episode of the hit BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman on the big screen in cinemas across the UK on Friday 1st January 2016, for one night only.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will be shown in over 100 cinemas and participating venues include Picturehouse, Odeon, Cineworld and Vue. Tickets go on sale on 2nd November – for full listings please click here. The feature has also been mixed in Dolby Atmos sound technology and will be available at selected cinemas that have been equipped with Dolby Atmos.

Co-creator and executive producer Steven Moffat, who announced at San Diego Comic Con in July that Sherlock would be shown in selected cinemas around the world, says: “Sherlock on the big screen. For us, it’s a giant leap backwards – into Victorian London. The mean streets of 1895 have never looked so good!”

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson and the return of series regulars Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbingdon, in a one-off episode set in Victorian London in 1895. In addition to the 90-minute standalone episode, cinema goers will be treated to exclusive bonus material, including a guided tour of 221B Baker Street from Steven Moffat and a look behind the scenes at how the special episode was made featuring all the lead cast and crew.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride has been co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Line of Duty) and produced by Hartswood Films for BBC One and co-produced by Masterpiece.

Further countries in addition to the UK participating in showing Sherlock in cinemas will be confirmed in due course.