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BMI Fundraiser | The Phantom of the Open

14/07/2022 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


Dont miss this opportunity to support the BMI and see a great film.

A heart-warming British comedy starring Oscar Winner Mark Rylance, the true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the worst golfer to ever the play the British Open.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true 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 the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice 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.


  • 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.

The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you’re dealt.


This event will support the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute with on-going maintenance and upgrades required for our Grand Staircase.


$20 per person | Tickets also available at the Library



6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Regent Cinemas Ballarat
49 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat Central, VIC 3350 Australia
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(03) 5330 5555
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