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The singer shared on social media Oct. 11 that due to high demand, early access showings of “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” will be available in the United States and Canada one day before its official release on Oct. 13.
AMC announced in September that in addition to the film's North American release in nearly 4,000 movie theaters in October, the film will play in 100 countries starting Oct. 13.
The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far and I’m overjoyed to tell you that it’ll be coming to the big screen soon 😆 Starting Oct 13th you’ll be able to experience the concert film in theaters in North America! Tickets are on sale now at… pic.twitter.com/eKRqS8C7d1
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) August 31, 2023
“The Eras Tour has been the most meaningful, electric experience of my life so far and I’m overjoyed to tell you that it’ll be coming to the big screen soon,” Swift wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, on Aug. 31 for the film's North American announcement.
“Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged,” she added.
AMC said in a press release it took less than 24 hours for Swift's concert film to "shatter AMC’s U.S. record for the highest ticket-sales revenue during a single day in AMC’s 103-year history."
"With such overwhelming demand being evident, it became obvious that there should be an immediate worldwide release of the film," the company said.
Recently, Swift cited "unprecedented demand" as the reason she's adding additional showtimes before the film is even released.
“I can’t really wrap my head around this but…. Look what you genuinely made me do: Due to unprecedented demand we’re opening up early access showings of The Eras Tour Concert Film on THURSDAY in America and Canada!! As in… TOMORROW. We’re also adding additional showtimes Friday and throughout the weekend,” she said in her Instagram post.
“I can’t thank you enough for wanting to see this film that so vividly captures my favorite adventure I’ve ever been a part of: The Eras Tour. And the best part is, it’s an adventure we’re still on together,” she continued.
Here’s what to know about the “Eras Tour” concert film.
The 'Eras Tour' film release date
The “Eras Tour” concert film will be a filmed version of “Eras Tour” performances from three of the singer's shows in Los Angeles, which took place Aug. 3-5.
The concert film will premiere in most countries at 6 p.m. local time, according to AMC.
Not wanting to go up against Swifties, shortly after the release date was confirmed, “The Exorcist: The Believer” announced it was changing its release date, which was originally Oct. 13.
Founder of Blumhouse, Jason Blum, who is distributing the film alongside Universal and Morgan Creek, tweeted: “Look what you made me do. The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23.”
He included the hashtag: “#TaylorWins.”
Look what you made me do.
The Exorcist: Believer moves to 10/6/23#TaylorWins
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) August 31, 2023
By Sept. 1, Swift had once again disrupted yet another film’s release. Meg Ryan’s movie “What Happens Later” will now be released Nov. 3, instead of Oct. 13, Bleeker Street, the company distributing the rom-com announced.
“So we’ll take our time...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 company tweeted.
So we'll take our time...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! https://t.co/EiOxfzAldp
— Bleecker Street (@bleeckerstfilms) September 1, 2023
The 'Eras Tour' concert film running time
The “Eras Tour” concert film has a running time of 2 hours and 48 minutes, according to AMC Theatres. The live show runs over three hours, so it looks like the film version will be slightly condensed.
Where to watch the 'Eras Tour' concert film
Starting Oct. 13, the “Eras Tour” concert film will be showing in theaters across the U.S., including AMC, Cinemark and Regal. Swift also announced due to high demand, there will be early access showings Oct. 12 in Canada and the United States.
Every AMC location in the country will offer at least four showtimes a day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, AMC said in a release.
AMC is also distributing the film to other theaters across North America and has deals with major theatrical exhibitors like Cineplex in Canada and Cinepolis in Mexico to show the concert film.
In Europe, the concert film will play in every ODEON Cinemas location, according to AMC.
"Additionally, AMC and its sub-distribution partners are taking steps to reach agreements with additional cinema operators throughout the world to play this spectacular Taylor Swift tour-de-force," the company said in a previous press release.
How to get tickets for the 'Eras Tour' concert film
According to a link shared by Swift on X, fans can purchase tickets for the “Eras Tour” concert film in the U.S. via AMC, Regal, Cinemark or Fandango.
In an effort to deal with the expected overwhelming demand for tickets — and no doubt to avoid the ticketing issues that have plagued the booking process for live shows — AMC introduced a queuing system to access its website.
“Thank you for your patience as we experience high traffic volume,” a previous message read on AMC’s website when first accessed. “We have proactively created this queue for all visitors. When it is your turn, you will have 10 minutes to begin your TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR Concert Film ticket purchase or other online visit.”
AMC said in a release that it upgraded its website and ticketing system to cope with a high volume of ticket sales. But the chain also noted that “no ticketing system in history seems to have been able to accommodate the soaring demand from Taylor Swift fans when tickets are first placed on sale.”
AMC warned that people booking tickets online may experience delays, wait times and outages.
AMC noted on its ticket-booking page that tickets are nonrefundable and that "no passes, exchange tickets, or discount tickets may be used."
For those outside of North America, tickets went on sale for most participating locations Sept. 26, according to AMC.
Ticket prices for the 'Eras Tour' concert film
Adult tickets for the “Eras Tour” concert film at AMC Theatres in the U.S. will be priced at $19.89 plus tax, in a playful reference to Swift’s fifth (and soon-to-be-re-released) studio album, “1989.”
Children’s and senior tickets are $13.13 plus tax, a wink at Swift’s famous lucky number of 13.
Some showings at IMAX at AMC, Dolby Cinema at AMC and “other premium large formats” may have a higher ticket price, which varies by format and theater.
For international Swifties, ticket prices will vary by country, according to AMC.
Will the 'Eras Tour' concert film be available to stream?
As of now, the “Eras Tour” concert film is available only in movie theaters. Swift has not indicated whether there are plans to release the film on streaming platforms.
Is the live 'Eras Tour' still happening?
“The Eras Tour,” which kicked off in March 2023, is still in full swing. After wrapping up her initial run of shows in North America, Swift is set to begin the international leg of the tour this November with shows across South America, Asia, Australia and Europe through August 2024.
She also added extra shows in the U.S. and Canada in October and November 2024.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com