After crushing records with her billion-dollar concert tour, pop superstar Taylor Swift is set to light up the big screen with a documentary about the event that dominated the music scene this summer. “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” will play in cinemas across North America starting Oct. 13, the “Anti-Hero” singer announced on X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday. The film will be available at all AMC theater locations and other chains, including Cinemark, Regal, Cineplex, and Cinepolis in the U.S. and IMAX locations nationwide and in Mexico. Tickets will be sold this Friday at AMC, with other theaters to follow.
AMC says its website has been upgraded to handle the influx of tickets that will likely flood its systems. But it warned that customers could experience delays, longer-than-usual ticket-purchase waiting rooms, and possible outages as they scramble to buy seats. It also said free movie passes and AMC Stubs A-List members won’t be accepted to purchase tickets for the film.
The filmed rendering of the Eras Tour will have a runtime of two hours and 45 minutes. It’s directed by Sam Wrench, who has made concert films for acts like BTS, Lizzo, Mary J. Blige, and Brandi Carlile, as well as the 2020 Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana.” The acclaimed director will have many other projects to tackle in the months ahead, including an upcoming sequel to the hit musical, “A Beautiful Disaster.”
Concert industry experts believe the Eras Tour will become the first to rake more than $1 billion in ticket sales. It shattered records during its first leg in the U.S. and is scheduled to wrap up Nov. 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Then, Swift will head to Europe and Asia before returning to the United States next year for more dates.
Besides releasing a concert film, Swift plans to release her version of 2014’s album, “1989.” According to a release, that will come out on Oct. 27, featuring all the songs from her record-setting tour.
She might even reunite with the streaming services she’s worked with in the past, such as Netflix (“New Year’s Eve”) and Disney+ (“The Long Pond Sessions”). But now, her attention is focused on putting together the sequel above to “A Beautiful Disaster.” That’ll open in 2021. Stay tuned for more details about the film as they emerge.