Taylor Swift Fans Overwhelm AMC App in Bid for ‘Eras Tour’ Movie Tickets
Enthusiastic Swifties Trigger AMC App Crash Amid ‘Eras Tour’ Film Ticket Rush
Commencing on October 13, every AMC Theatre location across the United States prepares to screen the highly anticipated movie.
The unwavering dedication of Swifties to Taylor Swift has led to a substantial disruption within an app.
Following the unexpected revelation that Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert would be transformed into a cinematic experience, fans inundated the AMC app in a rush to secure tickets, ultimately causing a system crash. As detailed by Collider, the app displayed a message indicating the temporary unavailability of online reservations due to the overwhelming demand. The message advised potential ticket purchasers to visit their local AMC Theatre physically.
Billboard has initiated communication with AMC for additional insights. The company acknowledged that handling the unprecedented demand from Taylor Swift fans during the initial ticket sales has posed challenges. AMC informed The Hollywood Reporter that those seeking to buy tickets online might encounter delays, prolonged waiting-room times, and possible service interruptions. The company reassured its commitment to address any disruptions promptly.
According to an official announcement, starting October 13, each AMC Theatre location across the U.S. will screen the movie at least four times daily on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Ticket prices are $19.89 plus adult tax and $13.13 plus tax for children and seniors, excluding AMC’s premium large-format screens. The film will be available in AMC theaters throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with tickets currently on sale.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ Film Ignites Frenzy Among Fans and App
Taylor Swift unveiled a trailer for the film and expressed her delight: “The Eras Tour has been a significant and electrifying experience in my life thus far, and I am thrilled to announce its arrival on the big screen. Starting October 13th, you can relive the concert experience in theaters across North America! Tickets are now available at Here ! Embrace the era’s attire, bring your friendship bracelets, and get ready to sing and dance. Let’s go, 1, 2, 3 – LGB! (If you know, you know).”
Swift disclosed on Thursday that the concert film “Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour” is slated to premiere in North American theaters on Oct. 13. In anticipation of the substantial demand from Swift’s fans, AMC has scheduled the film to be screened a minimum of four times per day on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at all its U.S. locations.
Ticket prices are set higher than typical movie ticket rates. Adult tickets are priced at $19.89 (potentially alluding to the upcoming release of “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”), while child tickets are priced at $13.13 (likely as a nod to Taylor Swift’s favorite number). Advance sales began on Thursday.
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In a unique move, AMC is also acting as the distributor for the film. Besides AMC, “The Eras Tour” will also be screened in other theater chains. In anticipation of the announcement, AMC upgraded its website’s capacity to handle over five times the largest ticket-buying rush it had experienced before.
Taylor Swift’s decision offers movie theater chains like AMC Entertainment, Cineplex, and Cinemark a high-profile title to help mitigate the gaps resulting from the ongoing actors’ and writers’ strikes in Hollywood. For example, Warner Bros. recently postponed the highly anticipated November release of “Dune: Part Two” to spring due to the actors’ strike, which prevents them from promoting the sci-fi sequel.