From children’s half-term treats to one-off specials, the Merlin offers a luxurious setting for film-goers, with ample legroom, a licensed bar, free parking and the option of a pre-show supper.
The National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and independent theatre companies are now offering live and pre-recorded screenings of their nationally renowned productions to enjoy without the expense of travelling to London.
Find all these productions here
Frome Film Club
The Club runs a year round-programme of thought provoking and critically acclaimed films in a comfortable and accessible environment, and at an affordable price.
It is based in the Merlin where the plush, comfortable seats of the 240 capacity auditorium and high quality equipment provide a truly cinematic experience.
For more information and to become a member please visit www.fromefilm.co.uk
Stay For Supper
Make a night of it and come for a pre-show supper, served 45 mins before the performance. Mains at £8 (£7 for vegetarian), puds for £3, payable on the night.
To book supper for special screenings see the contact details on the performance page.
To book supper for Film club nights, please go to the Frome Film Club website here
A documentary of enormous warmth that reveals the stark realities facing the poorest of rural Cubans. An intelligent, sensitive portrait of tough living in a beautiful place, from a sympathetic filmmaker with unique access and insight.
Director: Kim Hopkins | UK 2018 |
83 minutes | Cert 12
Spanning two decades and four countries, this epic romance (from the director of Ida) of ill-fated and combustible love has magnetic and flawless central performances, stunning monochrome cinematography and an elegant soundtrack.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Poland 2018 |
88 minutes | Cert 15
Shy, softly spoken Camille is a skateboard-obsessed tomboy who posts her boldest moves on social media. An exhilarating, lyrical exploration of female camaraderie and sisterhood.
Director: Crystal Moselle | USA 2018 | 106 minutes | Cert 15
Big-hearted Marcello makes a living tending dogs in a decaying coastal southern Italian suburb, where he is popular locally in part thanks to his sideline in low-level drug dealing. A bleak, tender, funny, unflinching and violent morality tale.
Director: Matteo Garrone | Italy 2018 | 103 minutes | Cert 15
In this brutally honest, heartbreaking portrayal of child poverty and conditions in Beirut slums – with an extraordinary, charismatic lead performance – the angry, energetic momentum avoids sentimentality while keeping humanity at its heart.
Director: Nadine Labaki | Lebanon 2018 | 126 minutes | Cert 15
This beguiling and hypnotic unconventional thriller is infused with alienation, class envy and longing, the narrative shifting along with an unnerving, multi-layered ambiguity.
Director: Lee Chang-dong | South Korea 2018 | 148 minutes | Cert 15