Swans staff and players relishing film premiere
5th September 2014
With just seven days to go until the London Premiere of Jack to a King, Swans staff and players say they can't wait to see the club's story on the big screen.
The film documents Swansea City's dramatic journey from near extinction under Tony Petty before reliving the rise of the club from the depths of League Two to the top flight of the Premier League.
This week we've been to the Swans training ground at Fairwood to get their memories and reaction after showing them the Jack to a King trailer.
First team coach Alan Curtis features in the film directed by Marc Evans and produced by Mal Pope, and he said: "I'm really looking forward to finally seeing it. I think it is a story everyone will enjoy whether a football fan or not.
"I lived though it but I'm glad Swansea's amazing journey about how the underdogs came through will now be shown on the big screen."
Midfielder Leon Britton - who played a big part in Swansea's rise back to top-flight football - feels the film will be a chance for fans to relive a lot of memories.
"It looks fantastic," he said: "The guys who have worked on the film have obviously done a great job.
"Over the years people have said it would be great to make a film about Swansea's journey back to the top flight, but you never think it will happen.
"I can't wait to see it and relive some of those great memories."
A star studded line-up have been invited to attend the Premiere of Jack to a King at London's Empire cinema in Leicester Square on Friday, September 12.
The film, which will be shown in cinemas across South Wales for ONE WEEK ONLY also opens the same day.
Fans can pre-book their tickets to see Jack to a King at a number of locations including The Odeon cinemas in Swansea, Llanelli, Bridgend and Cardiff.
Due to popular demand two extra showings have been added to the screenings in Swansea, meaning fans have four chances a day to see the film.
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Other cinema's showing Jack to a King in Wales:
- Cineworld, Newport - September 12 onwards (7 days)
- Reel, Port Talbot - September 7 onwards (7 days)
- Showcase, Nantgarw - September 7 onwards (7 days)
- Gwyn Hall, Neath - September 29 (1 day) includes Q&A about film
- Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan - October 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 (6 days)
- Gwyn Hall, Neath - October 7 (2 days)
- Weyside Arts Centre, Builth Wells - October 10 (2 days)
- Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli - October 17 (1 day) includes Q&A about film
- Arts Centre, Pontardawe - October 22 (1 day) includes Q&A about film
- The Torch, Milford Haven - October 27 (1 day) includes Q&A about film