The Phantom of the Open

The Phantom of the Open

***This film starts at an earlier time of 7.30pm***

The Phantom of the Open (12a)

The film is based on the strange, but true story of Maurice Flitcroft (played by Mark Rylance), a Barrow-in-Furness shipyard worker and amateur golfer who took up the sport in middle-age.

Flitcroft practised on the beach, and became known for cheekily entering the British Open golf championship in 1976 as a self-declared professional, thus circumventing the handicap requirement for amateurs.

He found himself competing with the likes of Seve Ballesteros, but chaotically chalked up the worst score in the tournament’s history, to the spluttering rage of the puce-faced gentlemen in charge.

They tried to ban him but he kept on gate-crashing competitions with wacky disguises and fake names!

Sally Hawkins plays his long-suffering and affectionate wife; and Rhys Ifans plays the pop-eyed, pompous club secretary.

This film is uplifting, but grounded by sensible messaging about being aware of your limitations while pursuing your dreams!

Running time is 1 hour 46 minutes

IMDb 7.1/10  / Rotten Tomatoes 86%

Screening Details

Show Date & Time Thursday, Oct 6th 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 02/09/2022
Ticket Price £5.00
Adult Ticket Price 5.00
Child Ticket Price 3.50
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