Cinema Capitol screens ‘Phantom of the Open’ starting Friday

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ROME — Cinema Capitol, 230 W. Dominick St., will screen “The Phantom of the Open” starting Friday, June 24.

Screenings will be Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 at 1 and 4 p.m.; and Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Screenings will also continue Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2 at 4 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 3 at 1 and 4 p.m.; and Monday, July 4 at 7 p.m.

“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.

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. 

Critics have said the film is an uplifting and moving comedy-drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you’re dealt.

Tickets can be purchased at www.romecapitol.com or by calling 315-337-6277. Tickets are $8; $7 for students and military, and $6 for Capitol “Friends.” 

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