The Phantom of the Open12A

Directed by Craig Roberts | UK | 2021 | 1h 46m | Starring Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans, Mark Lewis Jones

The true story of crane operator Maurice Flitcroft who achieved his goal of participating in the British Open Golf Championship despite never having played the sport before. A hilarious and heart-warming tale of how the ‘world’s worst golfer’ became a folk hero, written by British comic Simon Farnaby (Paddington 2) and starring Academy Award winning actor Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies).

Reviews

‘Despite the inherent silliness, the actors play it straight. There’s an earnestness to Rylance’s performance, which encourages us to find inspiration in the underdog.’
★★★★
Simran Hans, The Observer

‘A rousing salute to a very English strain of nincompoopery – and a wise and witty reminder that that the pleasure of doing something spectacularly badly can outstrip the satisfaction of a job well done.’
★★★★
Robbie Collins, The Telegraph

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We showed The Phantom of the Open between April 8, 2022 and April 20, 2022.

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Today (Tuesday 18th June)

20:30

The Beast 15
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Tomorrow (Wednesday 19th June)

15:30

The Beast 15
2h 27m | French w/ English subtitles
As a woman (Léa Seydoux) undergoes a procedure to rid her DNA of all feelings, she crosses paths with a man from her past lives. An ambitious dystopian sci-fi from acclaimed French filmmaker Bertrand Bonello.

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18:30

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1h 22m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
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