The “Eras Tour” continues to be in Style but on the big screen

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Were you one of the thousands of Taylor Swift’s fans who couldn’t get a ticket to the “Eras Tour,” or were you at the “Eras Tour” thinking to yourself if this was a movie, you would watch it over and over again? 

Taylor Swift surprised fans on Aug. 31, 2023, announcing that “TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR” will be released on Oct. 13, 2023, in theaters including AMC, Cinemark, and Regal. 

To jab at the inside jokes between herself and her fan base, her adult tickets are set at $19.89, a reference to her album “1989,” with the re-recording of the album set to release two weeks after the movie’s release. The children and senior tickets are at a set price of $13.13, another nod to her fans who know her iconic and favorite number is 13. Sound familiar? The concert film release date is also on the 13th; nothing is a coincidence with Swift.

Taylor Swift is one of the world’s most decorated female artists and is known for making history during her 17 years in the music industry. She is expected to continue her track record at the box office. According to AMC Theaters, the “TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR” broke records for single-day advance ticket sales revenue reaching $26 million on the day of the announcement, surpassing previous record holder “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”

The theatrical release is a pivot for Swift, as she has only used streaming platforms in recent years. Her previous documentaries, “Miss Americana” and “Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour,” are on Netflix. “Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions” is available on Disney+. “Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless on Discovery Family” and “The 1989 World Tour Live” are on Apple Music. 

With the immense influence Swift has, Hollywood studios have rearranged their schedules in defeat around the mastermind’s schedule. Universal and Blumhouse went to X (formerly known as Twitter) and announced that they were moving their release date from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16. Producer Jason Blum tweeted, “Look what you made me do. The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23. #TaylorWins,” on Aug. 31, 2023. In addition, Bleecker Street tweeted on Sept. 1 that Meg Ryan’s romantic comedy “What Happens Later” will be moved from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3. Bleecker Street announced, “Are you ready for it? Meg Ryan ends her 14-year rom-com hiatus and the #Megaissance begins with #WhatHappensLater, now happening…later. Coming only to theaters November 3!”

The demand for Swift’s concert tickets are so astronomical that Ticketmaster’s website crashed last November, which is now under investigation by U.S. lawmakers on whether the company has a monopoly on ticket sales. It left thousands of fans stranded and sitting in front of their laptops crying or paying 70 times the face value for tickets. However, the distress over Miss Americana’s tickets may be justifiable. 

Swift’s almost three-hour performance is known to be an electrifying experience, especially with the singer’s thousands of fans synchronized singing and trading of friendship bracelets. Fans dress in sparkly and elaborate themed outfits to represent their favorite Swift “era.”

Swift encouraged her fans to bring their admirable energy to the theater as she told fans on social media, “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged” followed with “1,2,3, LGB!!!!,” the acronym for an “Eras Tour” concert fan chant. So…Are you ready for it? If you are a Swiftie or someone who simply wants to experience the hype of the tour without the commitment of a concert ticket, grab a collectible “TAYLOR SWIFT | ERAS TOUR” popcorn tub and fountain drink cup at AMC, and grab a seat for Oct. 13, 2023. AMC is offering a free poster along with ticket purchases while supplies last. You can buy tickets to see the concert film at AMC, Cinemark, and Regal online now.

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