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Dec. 5, 2023

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Swift concert coming to theaters


LOS ANGELES — Taylor Swift is coming back to SoFi Stadium — at least on movie screens.

A concert film shot during the pop superstar’s recent six-night stand in Inglewood will open at movie theaters across North America on Oct. 13, Swift announced early Thursday, just weeks after her blockbuster Eras tour drew nearly half a million fans to SoFi amid a frenzy that some have compared to the days of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour,” as the movie is called, will bring to the screen Swift’s first road show since 2018, which launched in March in Arizona and went on to dominate social media over the summer with viral video clips of various parts of the three-hour-plus show, including surprise cameos by the likes of Ice Spice and Taylor Lautner and a recurring bit in which she bestows a signature hat on an audience member during her song “22.”

AMC Theatres will distribute the film. In a statement, AMC said that it “has 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.” In November 2022, Ticketmaster’s botched on-sale for the Eras tour outraged fans and fueled criticism from federal and state politicians about the ticketing company’s dominance in the live music industry.

The Eras tour ostensibly comes behind Swift’s 10th studio album, “ Midnights,” which came out in October.

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