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 £7.50, puds for £3.50 or two courses for £10, payable on the night.
To book supper for special screenings and screened theatre see the contact details on each performance page.
To book supper for Film club nights, please go to the Frome Film Club website here
After the death of his older brother, Lee is shocked to find he has been made sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. This award-winning drama is a weighty study of grief, family and acceptance.
Director: Kenneth Lonergan | US 2016
137 minutes | Cert 15
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to the Merlin this October.
An incisive and powerful documentary portrait of the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and – as the first port of call of desperate migrants from Africa and the Middle East – the humanitarian crisis that has been unfolding there for the past two decades.
Director: Gianfranco Rosi | Italy 2016
108 minutes | Cert 12
Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness.
A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.
In this complex and immensely satisfying drama, retired music critic Clara is the last remaining resident in a beachfront apartment block in upmarket Recife. She defiantly refuses to capitulate to developers who, underestimating her ferocious persistence, use ever more menacing methods to get her to sell.
Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho | Brazil 2016
146 minutes | Cert 18