I'm a die-hard Swiftie. Over the last decade of my life, I've analyzed her endless Easter eggs, made Taylor get over my Spotify wrapped years ago, and you better believe I checked out the Eras Tour this summer. The concert was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. I made and exchanged friendship bracelets with other Swifties and sang every word to every song while on the show. I even went to the Eras Tour concert film and relived every second of the extravaganza.
Swift's highly anticipated concert film debuted in theaters earlier this fall and broke records. CNBC reported which is the highest-grossing domestic concert film of all time, grossing between US$95 million and US$97 million. Recently, Swift announced that the Eras Tour will reach theaters, as the film has already been released for rental on several on-demand services.
Whether you were snubbed in that Ticketmaster debacle, or you just want to relive the magic that was the Eras Tour, I'll give you all the important information you want to know before you attend, from the comfort of your own home. .
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What is the Eras Tour?
Swift's stadium tour hit more than a dozen U.S. cities plus Mexico City this summer. The Eras Tour is a love letter to her impressive musical career and the fans who followed her. The numbers indicate that the tour attracts great public appeal. The tour is designed to raise US$ 1 billionincluding Swift's international tour next spring.
That billion dollars is, by all accounts, a fantastic measure of Swift's power, but it doesn't even explain the thousands of fans who attended his shows of parking lots and bridges outside concert venues this year. Swift's trip across the US has already proven to be a economic benefit for host cities.
So what is the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film?
Filmed during her Los Angeles shows at SoFi Stadium, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is a two-hour and 45-minute chronicle of her successful tour. For fans familiar with the tour, this raises some questions about what was cut from the film. The show I attended lasted about 3 hours, but at the end of the tour it lasted about three and a half hours. Curious fans finally have their answers.
The film premiered on October 11th and we finally know what was cut. Be warned, I'm going to get into some important stuff spoiler for the concert film, so if you want to be surprised while watching, just skip this section.
It appears that Swift rejected five songs from the setlist that she played on the nights she filmed the film. Weekly entertainment reports that the songs No Body, No Crime; Long life; Wildest dreams; The Arrow and Cardigan were all cut from the concert film. Long Live fans are in for some reward; it plays tour bloopers and fan videos during the credits.
Of the six surprise songs she recorded (Swift sings them during the rotating acoustic part of the show), the songs Our Song and You're On Your Own, Kid ended up doing the final version. Fans can also expect shorter costume changes and transitions between Swift's different eras in the film.
How long is the concert film Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour in theaters?
Swift's concert film hit theaters around the world on October 13th. According to Insider, the film was supposed to be shown in theaters for four weeks after its release. Insider said Swift bypassed Hollywood studios and negotiated the film's distribution directly with AMC, allowing her to have more control. Time has reported that Swift's concert film earned an impressive $248.9 million at the box office, establishing itself as the highest-grossing concert film at the US box office. Given this achievement, it's safe to say that the concert film will be in theaters for a while.
How can I get Swift movie tickets?
You can buy concert film tickets where you would normally buy tickets for most films, online or at the in-person box office.
Swift website has links to sites where you can buy tickets through AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Fandango. You can also check your local independent theater's website to see if they are showing the concert film.
Fan reaction to the ticket sales was swift (excuse the pun). Wanda Gierhart fearing, Cinemarkdirector of marketing and content at the company, told me that the company saw “frantic traffic for [its] website and app the moment tickets go on sale” and that “we are ready for Swifties to be enchanted by this concert film in the unprecedented number of auditoriums we have reserved to meet demand.”
How much do tickets cost?
Adult tickets are $19.89, which pays homage to Swift's birth year and the title of her fifth studio album, 1989. Fans also know that the album 1989 is about to get the Taylor's Version treatment , with the re-recording of the album by the artist. dropping 14 days after the film hits theaters. Tickets for seniors and children are $13.13, a nod to Swift's lucky number.
It is currently unclear whether subscribers to paid theater subscriptions such as Regal Unlimited will be able to take advantage of the offers available on tickets for this film, given the special pricing. On a Common questions on AMC's website, the company said this film is excluded from the company's A-List program reservation feature.
Cinemark confirmed to CNET that Cinemark Movie Club members can apply all standard membership benefits.
Can I treat this like a normal show?
Although a concert film can be exciting and almost feel like a real concert, it is best practice to be respectful of other spectators, both at its screening and at other showings in the theater.
That doesn't mean you can't follow other Eras Tour practices, like wearing a fun costume based on Swift's songs and lyrics or making and trading friendship bracelets with other Swifties. You can even sing and dance quietly in your seat, as long as you are considerate of the viewers around you and do not interrupt others' viewing experience.
If you're watching the movie at an AMC theater, then you're in luck. The company has provided you guidelines to know how to behave during the film – and it all comes down to respecting the people around you.
I saw the concert film at an independent theater, and in my experience, people were pretty quiet during the film. There was no singing loud enough for me to notice, and the only people dancing in my theater were several younger children. Based on my experience, I recommend going in with the expectation of watching this film as you would any other film.
If you just need to sing and dance to all your favorite Taylor Swift hits (which I completely understand the urge to do), you have a few options. In a press release distributed to CNET, Cinemark announced Private Swiftie Parties – an extension of its Private Watch Parties offering – which allows fans to reserve an entire auditorium for singing and dancing. At the launch, Fearing said that “our gigantic screens and captivating surround sound provide an enchanting environment to sing and dance along with friends and family at the show of the decade.” These private Swiftie parties are currently for sale on the Cinemark website and app. Watch parties are available at participating locations for $800 and can accommodate up to 40 fans.
How can I watch the concert film at home?
This week, Swift announced that the Eras Tour concert film, an extended version, will be available for rent on December 13th (the singer's birthday, no less) on Apple TV, Vudu, Prime Video, Xfinity, Google Play and YouTube . Fans can expect some extra content from the extended version, with previously cut songs Wildest Dreams, The Archer and Long Live being added back. Renting the concert film will cost $19.89, and you can stream the film for 48 hours.
There's no exact date for when we can expect the concert film on streaming services, although TV Line reports that Swift cannot put her concert film on streaming platforms for 13 weeks after the film's release. January 12, 2024 would be the earliest possible date the film could hit a streaming service.
As a seasoned Swiftie, my recommendation is to keep an eye out for any hints Swift might drop in the coming months about a streaming release date. Her well-known Easter eggs have given fans clues about album release dates and music video releases, so it's possible she'll use one to reveal the film's streaming debut.
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