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Taylor Swift’s Epic Era Tour Hits in Theaters
Be ready for some nostalgic moments.”Anyone who was unable to purchase tickets for Taylor Swift‘s record-breaking stadium tour in the US might take consolation in easing their sad feelings — and whomever was unable to purchase seats for Taylor does so might find themselves in a better place.” “Taylor Swift: The Era Tour,” a visual spectacular, is slated to visit theaters across the nation this fall, with the official launch date being Friday, October 13th (absolutely not superstitious).
It’s a far cry from the special evenings or nights we’re used to, where music enthusiasts have embraced the experience of attending live music events at cinemas. AMC Theatres promises that this film will be screened multiple times during the day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at all locations across the US through its initial run. To ensure this, numerous IMAX and Dolby Cinema venues have been locked down. The singer has become larger than life on her premium screen.
Swift shared on her social media alongside the trailer, “The Era Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far, and I’m thrilled to be telling you that it’s coming to the big screen very soon.” A slender teaser. “From October 13th, you can experience the concert film in theaters across North America! Tickets are now available for sale on amctheatres.com.The era’s wardrobe, friendship’s embrace,
The LGBTQ+ community has been urged to sing and dance (if you know, you know).” Fandango and AMCTheatres.com both sell tickets. Like everything else in Swift’s world, the costs are high: normal screens for adults cost $19.89 (taxes included), while prices for kids and seniors are $13.13. (As always, IMAX and Dolby Cinema presentations will be subject to an extra fee.)
Are they ready for it? AMC folks, meaning the potential swifties’ swift crowd, is likely to be a whirlwind? The possibility of the ticket system crashing isn’t something that’s traditionally been a concern for filmgoers, but frustrated fans are advocating for remedies in case things go awry.
Therefore, AMC assures that measures have been taken in advance to avoid any potential glitches, creating a nightmare for sales for many fans… while also noting that it might not be as fast or smooth an experience, like buying tickets for “Barbie.”
According to a press statement from the business, “AMC has improved its website and ticketing engines in anticipation of this news to handle more than five times the flow of ticket purchase traffic that the company previously experienced.
However, AMC is aware that no ticketing system in history has been able to accommodate the surging demand from Taylor Swift fans when tickets were initially put up for sale. Guests who prefer to purchase tickets online first may encounter longer than normal wait times and potential hiccups in the ticket purchasing process. AMC is committed to addressing any delay or outage as promptly as possible.
Additional factors will come into play, such as no passes, no AMC A-List Stubs membership usage, and no refunds. The reason for the latter rule is to dissuade potential scalpers from purchasing a multitude of tickets, and if they struggle to offload them, they would demand refunds en masse.”
The concert film will not only be available at AMC venues. For the first time, AMC is collaborating with distributors and working as a presenter for the audience. The company will offer presentations at unconventional theaters,
which AMC describes as “a new line of business for AMC Entertainment.” So far, cinema-goers in the US can catch the film at Cinemark in Canada and Cinepolis in Mexico. AMC has stated that it hopes to sign agreements with several other theaters before October. Verian Films is helping with bookings at non-AMC venues.
The announcement on Thursday solved the mystery of why there was a plan to have an extra battery for the cameras for the first three nights of Swift’s six-night stand at LA’s Sofi Stadium in August. These rumors were fueled by speculation that the star was shooting while keeping the big screen in mind, as this kind of arrangement could have had a significant impact on the national box office.
However, Taylor Swift has also worked with several streamers in the past – most notably, Netflix for the “Reputation” tour concert film that streamed as a New Year’s Eve special, and she has garnered more attention and sign-ups to run it, as well as with Disney+ (“Folklore: The Long Pond Sessions”) and even Amazon – so it was tough to rule out the idea of reuniting with one of those services when those additional cameras were first spotted in L.A.
No mention was made of international engagements, which makes sense, as the Era 2024 tour will not venture outside of the US until next year. Taylor Swift will be spending most of next year on tours in Europe, Japan, Australia, and other regions.
Taylor Swift will be returning to the US for a very abbreviated tour at the end of next year to wrap up the worldwide tour, but it is probably safe to assume that there won’t be a heavy turnout of fans who were successful in getting tickets for the show, simply because they will have had the chance to see the movie version ahead of time.
Of course, many fans all over the world have already caught a solid glimpse of her nearly three-hour set through unauthorized fan live streams, but such video spoilers have only worked to increase scalping prices, no less, as the U.S. leg of the tour proceeded.
The film is directed by Sam Rink, who has been involved with some of the top musical acts in previous work, including Brandi Carlile’s “Live at the I.M.A. Concert” presentation with top songwriters in 2022, and “Billie Eilish: Live at the O2,” “Lizzo: Live in Concert,” and “Beach: Stage to Dance.” On the AMC ticketing site, a run time is listed as 2 hours and 45 minutes, a little shorter than the designated running time of approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes for stadium shows over the past six months.
Some of that brevity probably comes from elimination of costume changes and set changes, as there’s been a rumor that no song has been cut from the setlist for the film.
A “secret song” mini-set will be included in the film; as for the possible candidates for that wild card slot in the film’s setlist, on nights when the extra cameras were filming in L.A., “I Can See You,” “Maroon,” “Over Song,” “You Are in Love,” “Death by a Thousand Cuts,” and “You Are on Your Own, Kid” were among the surprising solo options.
Fans who quickly follow Taylor Swift’s leadership on social media to purchase seats on the AMC website were taken in a short queue, visible to many for about 15 minutes, while there was no waiting in Fandango, where tickets are also on sale.
However, there is no official information about how long the film will stay in theaters, tickets are being sold for shows until November 4th – all on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with showtimes also available for Halloween night, a Tuesday.