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United States movie theaters to show live Premier League matches

Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates after scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal. Movie theaters across the United States will be showing EPL matches live this season. Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Theo Walcott of Arsenal celebrates after scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal. Movie theaters across the United States will be showing EPL matches live this season.

A deal for movie theaters to show live English Premier League matches was announced by Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

The showings will start with the opening of the Premier League season on Aug. 16.

33 theaters in 14 states (California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington) are scheduled to participate.

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