The Kid Who Would Be King - Basildon

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Event Date

Fri 08 Feb 2019

Event Time

10:00 - 12:40


Cineworld Basildon,
Festival Leisure Park Basildon,
SS14 3WB


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Curriculum Subject/s

  • Pre/Before 1800
  • English
  • History
  • History Skills
  • Literacy
  • Local History
  • PSHE Education
  • Social
  • United Kingdom


  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

WHAT: Into Film is pleased to present a preview screening of The Kid Who Would Be King, in partnership with 20th Century Fox

WHEN: Friday 8 February, 10am - 12.40pm (the film will start promptly at 10.30am) [film runtime 2 hours certificate: PG]

WHERE: Cineworld, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3WB

Inspire your students with a trip to see The Kid Who Would Be King. This fresh take on a historic mythical legend set in a modern day school will help them learn about friendship, courage and the power of uniting with your classmates in trying times.

You can also engage pupils in a pre-screening discussion about what questions they would put to the director, Joe Cornish if they got the chance. Begin the discussion by watching the trailer and using our 3Cs and 3Ss resource to help with prompt questions to get them thinking about the themes in the film and the inspiration behind it.

You can then submit their questions by end of the day Thursday 24 January. Book tickets now to receive your email with further instructions on how to submit.


*Teachers/educators must ensure they book tickets for themselves as well as students. On the order form, please indicate how many young people and how many adults will attend out of the total amount of tickets you have booked.*

We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

Please contact with any queries.


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Film title

The Kid Who Would Be King


City life meets the mythical world of King Arthur when a young boy named Alex, who is bullied in school and disappointed with his ordinary life, finds the ancient leader’s sword, Excalibur. Following this discovery, he must assemble his own Round Table, befriending schoolmates and even working alongside former bullies to defeat the medieval enchantress Morgana, who has the power to call on all the world’s evil. Assisted by the legendary wizard Merlin, famously known as King Arthur’s magical advisor, Alex faces a series of quests that push him to be the hero he didn’t think he could be.

Mild threat, scary scenes, violence, language.


Joe Cornish



Country of Production

United Kingdom / USA


  • Action and Adventure
  • Family
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy




110 minutes



Venue name

Cineworld Basildon


Festival Leisure Park Basildon,
SS14 3WB