Special screenings

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 and free parking.

Filmed theatre

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

Frome Film Club screens 9 films in each season, on the second Wednesday of each month between September and June. Screenings begin at 8pm.

Screenings take place at The Merlin Theatre.

Members tickets are transferable, so if you are unable to make it to the film you can pass the ticket on to a friend. Tickets for non-members are available from the Merlin box office on the night, or to pre-book via this website, and you do not need to be accompanied by a member. All revenue from tickets sold on the night goes to the Merlin Theatre.

We currently screen mainly from Blu-ray dvd, and these and non-Blu-ray dvds then become part of a borrowing library for members to use free of charge.

As members leave the auditorium, they can choose to place a bean in a box to rate the film from 1 to 5 stars. From this, each film is given a percentage score, which are shared with members throughout the season.

Frome Film Club was launched in 2011 as a way of bringing a more diverse range of films to a wider audience in Frome, and to increase interest in and turnout for films at the Merlin Theatre. The club is run by a small group of volunteers, with stewarding provided by the theatre.

The films on the programme are generally picked from recent releases, and our aim is to show films that have not been shown locally or had wide exposure nationally.

Visit Frome Film Club website for information on how to join.