New films to open at Cinema Art Theater June 24

June 23, 2022

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater, starting Friday, June 24, will present “Brian and Charles” and “The Phantom of the Open.”

A British comedy directed by Jim Archer, “Brian and Charles” explores the relationship of an odd but charming couple. Brian Gittins, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he has invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and is obsessed by cabbages. What follows is a humorous and human story about friendship, family, finding love and letting go.

“The Phantom of the Open” is a heartwarming and remarkable true story about a man who is a dreamer and unrelenting optimist.

Maurice Flitcroft is a shipyard crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness, a port town in Cumbria, England. With the support of his family and friends, Maurice managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open, qualifying despite never playing a round of golf in his life. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, he pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf. This draws the ire of the golfing elite as Flitcroft becomes a British folk hero in the process.

Admission is $9 for members and $11.50 for nonmembers. Patrons are encouraged to purchase advance tickets online at If seats are available, admission can be purchased at the theater box office beginning 30 minutes prior to each screening.

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