Taylor Swift’s Eras Concert Film Comes to Theaters This Fall: How to See It and Get Tickets
The U.S. tour of the summer is continuing into the fall: Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is coming to movie theaters across North America, filling in a void left by vacating studio movies. But the summer of 2023 really was led by Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Barbie, and the in-flux fall film slate allows Swift to bring her record-breaking tour to every movie theater in North America.
While major music festivals stream throughout the year, a theatrically released concert film is rare. Swift’s last four concert films had an element of streaming to them (either exclusively or in partnership), but there has been no announcement of a streaming date for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.
The concert film’s runtime is 2 hours and 45 minutes. This is about a half-hour shorter than the runtime of the concert itself, which could be because editing will cut out time between costume and set changes. However, the setlist is staying the same, with some secret songs in the mix.
When announcing the concert film, Swift wrote, “Eras attire, friendship bracelets, singing and dancing encouraged… 1, 2, 3 LGB!!!! (iykyk).”
How can I get tickets to The Eras Tour concert film?
Tickets are on sale now at each theater chain’s website and on Fandango. There will be at least four showings daily, Thursday through Sunday, starting October 13. Tickets prices at all the U.S. cinema chains—AMC, Cinemark, Regal—are the same nationwide:
- $19.89 for adults
- $13.13 for children and seniors
And yes, the numbers do mean something.
In anticipation of the concert film announcement and recognizing what happened to Ticketmaster when tour dates were initially announced, AMC announced that it “upgraded its website and ticketing engines to handle more than five times the largest influx of ticket-buying traffic the Company has ever experienced before,” according to the company’s press release.
“But AMC is also aware 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.”
As of press time, there were waiting lines for tickets at all the U.S. cinema chains. But, of course, nothing compares to the hours-long wait when the Eras Tour was first on sale.
Where can I watch the Eras Tour movie?
AMC, the theater chain, is distributing the film to its own theaters along with Regal and Cinemark in the U.S., Cineplex in Canada, and Cinepolis in Mexico. There could be additional theaters signed up before the film debuts, too. This is the first time AMC Entertainment has distributed films to unaffiliated theater chains, marking a new step for the business.
It will also be in IMAX, Dolby Cinema, and other large formats if you want the full-on T Swift experience.
The concert film will be in theaters for nearly a month—from October 13 to November 4, with the possibility of an extension.
Who made The Eras Tour film?
Sam Wrench directs the concert film, and he recently helmed Billie Eilish Live at the O2, Brandi Carlile: In the Canyon Haze Live, and BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage – LA.
The Eras Tour was produced in-house by Swift’s tour production company, Taylor Swift Touring. The setlist covered Swift’s 17-year discography and ten studio albums, and Mandy Moore choreographed the show.
It is rumored that the filmed concerts were the first three nights of Swift’s six-night run at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles earlier this month, but the selected tour dates have not yet been confirmed.
A brief history of Taylor Swift concert films
Taylor Swift is about to embark on the international legs of The Eras Tour, but while the tour was in North America, many fans live-streamed the concert and shared clips on YouTube, Instagram, and other platforms. In a surprising twist, those fan-made videos helped increase interest in the shows and drove ticket prices up!
While many other artists are streaming big shows on Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, Swift is no stranger to the concert film.
Swift’s previous concert films—The 1989 World Tour and Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour—were released by Apple Music and Netflix, respectively. Netflix also streamed the documentary Miss Americana, while ABC, Hulu, and Disney+ distributed the City of Lover concert. Swift’s most recent concert film was the pandemic-filmed Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, which continued Swift’s association with Disney+.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will be the first theatrical release for Swift. There are rumors that the concert film could be part of a larger tour documentary, potentially going to Disney+. But so far, those are just rumors until we hear Taylor’s Version.