Westway Cinema

Cork Street,
Frome, BA11 1BL

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Westway Cinema

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The shopping mall and supermarket, built on the site of the Gaumont Theatre, contains the Westway Cinema which opened on 21st March 1974 with "Godspell". Originally, the seating capacity was for 350 and it was independently operated by Raymond Franklin. In 1993 the current operator Mr D. O'Connor took control.

The Westway Cinema held the U.K. Premiere of the Eddie Murphy film "Dr. Doolittle 2" on 27th June 2001. The original Rex Harrison version had been filmed at the nearby village of Castle Coombe.

The Westway Cinema is one of only a few UK cinemas to have a licenced bar inside the auditorium. The Westway Cinema was closed in March 2016. In June 2016 there were hopes that a new operator could be found.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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