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At the Liberty: The Phantom of The Open


October 6, 2022

DAYTON—”The Phantom of The Open” tells the story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist who managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship Qualifying in 1976, despite never having played a round of golf. He subsequently shot the worst round in British Open history, drawing the ire of the golfing elite, and becoming a folk hero in the process.

The Rotten Tomatoes “tomato meter” is at 86% for this movie, and the audience score is 90% favorable. The website’s critics consensus is stated as: “Led by a stellar performance from Mark Rylance, “The Phantom of the Open” turns a stranger-than-fiction true story into crowd-pleasing entertainment.” Runtime is 106 minutes and the rating is PG.

Please see our nearby advertisement, or our website, for movie dates and times. The Liberty Theater now has open seating with tickets only available at the door. The theater no longer has restrictions or distanced seating, and masks are optional, but recommended. The theater continues with enhanced ventilation and air purification.


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