Get Your Hands On Tickets For The Phantom Of The Open

Your chance to see the new feature film

The Phantom Of The Open

Here’s a question for you: What has been the best golf film ever made? Tin Cup? Happy Gilmore, perhaps? For many, it’s probably Caddyshack. Well, very soon you could have a new favourite. The Phantom of the Open is released exclusively in cinemas nationwide on March 18 and we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on two tickets before the doors open to the public.

Check out our review of The Phantom of the Open.

The feel-good film of the year, The Phantom of the Open tells the remarkable true underdog story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to 1976 Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. Bonkers, yes, but true – and very entertaining.

With unwavering self-belief, Flitcroft pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heart-warming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite, but becoming a British folk hero in the process.

Flitcroft was the scourge of the establishment as he tried to qualify with fake names and disguises. Despite being labelled as the ‘world’s worst golfer’, the audacious hoaxer would not be deterred. How did he get on? We won’t offer any major spoilers here, but you’ll probably be aware that he did not manage to lift the Claret Jug. In fact, to use a golfing phrase, he came up a bit short.

Flitcroft did win a few battles and become a true British folk hero – his passion and enthusiasm won the hearts of the Nation and some of the stunts he pulled off over the years will have you in stitches. Talking of stunts, following a stint in the Merchant Navy, Flitcroft tried his hand as an artist and worked as a comedy stunt man with a travelling theatre group. He’s best described as a bit of a character.

This is not one to be missed on the big screen, even if you’re already familiar with Flitcroft’s antics. Starring Academy Award® Winner Mark Rylance as Maurice, Academy Award® Nominee Sally Hawkins as his wife Jean, and BAFTA nominee Rhys Ifans as his nemesis Mackenzie, this extraordinary story of an ordinary man is a feel-good and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars – no matter what hand you’re dealt.

If you only watch one film on the big screen this year, make sure it’s The Phantom of the Open, exclusively in cinemas from March 18. You don’t have to be a golf fan to enjoy it, but if you do love the game, one thing’s for certain: you’ll never watch another Open Championship without cracking a smile.

How To Enter

Visit the ticketing page here. The screening will take place on March 15, 2022 and tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Full terms and conditions can be found via the website.

Cineworld screening locations as follows:
Birmingham Broad Street, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Chichester, Edinburgh, Glasgow Silverburn, Gloucester Quays, Ipswich, Leeds, London - Enfield, London - The O2 Greenwich, London - Wandsworth, Milton Keynes, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Poole, Sheffield, Speke, Whiteley.