By James Hibberd
December 09, 2016 at 09:39 PM EST
Robert Viglasky

The Sherlock season 4 finale is going to be a big one — and fans can see it on the big screen.

The third episode of the upcoming season, titled “The Final Problem,” is going to play in U.S. cinemas for two nights on Jan. 16 and 18, EW has learned exclusively.

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events are partnering for the screenings, which will be held in about 350 cinemas nationwide. The screening will also feature 15 minutes of extras.

This will mark the second time an episode of the show has received a theatrical run. The series’ stand-alone episode “The Abominable Bride” also ran in theaters this year.

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

“The Final Problem” is expected to feel somewhat conclusive for the fan-favorite detective series, star Benedict Cumberbatch has noted. “It might be the end of an era,” the Doctor Strange actor said in a recent interview. “It feels like the end of an era, to be honest. [Season 4] goes to a place where it will be pretty hard to follow on immediately.”

Sherlock returns to PBS Masterpiece with its first episode, “The Six Thatchers,” on Jan. 1. Tickets to the screening of Sherlock: The Final Problem will be sold online at

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in the celebrated U.K. series
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