Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour
Movie Theaters to Showcase Concert Film of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour
If the cost of a Taylor Swift concert ticket was a hurdle, if the desire to relive the magic of the show gripped you, if the local performance in your city vanished into a sold-out haze, or if the fervor surrounding it piqued your curiosity, here’s a heartening update for you.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour Concert Film is set to illuminate AMC theaters across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, commencing from October 13th, as announced by the songstress herself on a Thursday.
In a message shared via Instagram, she expressed, “The Eras Tour has woven itself as the most profound and electric chapter of my life thus far, and I’m absolutely thrilled to inform you that it’s soon gracing the grandeur of the silver screen. Come dressed in Eras-themed attire, sport friendship bracelets, and let’s revel in singing and dancing together.”
Amid the summer’s rise of billion-dollar pop culture, the leadership of three female artists has been undeniable.
Initial ticket sales for the tour unfolded on Ticketmaster in November 2022. However, the process descended into chaos with website crashes, price fluctuations, cancellations, and hours of waiting, leaving countless fans disheartened. This turmoil prompted Congress to delve into Ticketmaster’s business practices.
Economists foresee the potential for the tour to amass a staggering $5 billion by its culmination in November 2024. The average attendee of Swift’s concerts has dedicated nearly $1,300 to partake, encompassing the ticket expense, indulgence in merchandise, grooming, attire, and even lodging and travel arrangements. Maura Klaunig, an analyst at Camoin Associates, shared these insights with NPR.
Yet, for those steering clear of inflated resale costs, a cinematic experience awaits. A standard admission is priced at $19.89 (a playful nod to her fifth album’s title, perhaps?), while children and seniors can secure tickets for $13.13. Enthusiasts can also opt for upgraded tickets, including IMAX and Dolby showings.
Tickets are already up for grabs on the AMC and Fandango websites. The film is scheduled for screenings with at least four showtimes from Thursdays through Sundays at every AMC location.
In anticipation of high demand, AMC has fortified its website and online ticket servers to handle “over five times the largest influx of ticket-buying traffic the Company has ever experienced.” However, members of AMC’s Stubs A-List program won’t be able to apply their rewards or discounts to the film, and the quantity of online tickets available for other movies will be temporarily reduced.
AMC acknowledges that customers might encounter delays, longer-than-usual wait times in ticket-purchase virtual queues, and potential outages, and pledges swift resolutions.
AMC is also forging alliances with other theater chains such as Cinemark in the U.S., Cineplex in Canada, and Cinepolis in Mexico to extend Swift’s presence onto more screens.
The concert film is under the skilled direction of Sam Wrench, known for helming analogous concert films featuring luminaries like Lizzo, BTS, Mary J. Blige, Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Jennifer Lopez, and Pentatonix.”