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, free parking and the option of a pre-show supper.

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


Due to the COVID19 pandemic we have cancelled screenings for this season. We will be back soon with a new website and season of films for you to enjoy. Join our mailing list to be kept up to date with our progress.

For home streaming, we highly recommend MUBI, who have subscription or single purchase options, Curzon Home Cinema and the British Film Institute: all have excellent lists of quality, independent and arthouse films, and a much less overwhelming surfeit of choice than Netflix. As the film industry faces devastating losses, these smaller organisations are also really worth supporting. Many of you have asked about On Body and Soul, which we screened last year but does not exist in dvd format – the rights are held by MUBI, where it is still available to stream. And for any of you who missed Mustang or The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, these are also available there.

We hope you are all coping in these difficult times, and that watching good films can help get us all through to the time we can all enjoy watching them together again.