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Taylor Swift’s upcoming film to hit theaters

“Swifties” express joy over recent announcement of Swift’s concert film
Anacate Wright
Taylor Swift performing at her Era’s concert in Cincinnati, Ohio.

As sophomore Evangeline Trazzera sits in her math class, she receives a text from her dad announcing the news of a new movie, “TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR”. Trazzera said she is a devoted Swiftie, the name Taylor Swift fans are associated with. She was unable to attend The Eras Tour concerts. She immediately texts her mother asking her to purchase tickets for the film.

“[Swift] is a lyrical genius, and everything she does has meaning,” Trazzera said. “I think that is really important in 2023 because a lot of things we do just scratch the surface and don’t really go deep. With Taylor, she makes the fans deep-dive into everything, and you get to know her on a personal level through her music. Contrary to popular belief, her songs aren’t just about her boyfriends. There are so many songs that take a deep dive into her life and how she was feeling at the time she wrote that song. She knows her fans, and her fans know her on a way more personal level than most people can say about their favorite artists.”

Taylor Swift’s film is hitting the theaters Oct. 13. According to a press release from AMC, the movie produced $26 million in ticket revenue Aug. 31 alone, surpassing the record set by “Spider-Man: No Way Home”, which sold $16.9 million in tickets. Adult tickets for Swift’s film are priced at $19.89, paying homage to Swift’s iconic “1989” album, while children and senior tickets are available for $13.13.

It’s not only fans who are eagerly anticipating this movie; Taylor Swift has also recently conveyed her enthusiasm for her upcoming film.

“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 said via X, formerly Twitter. “You’ll be able to experience the concert film in theaters in North America!”

The Eras Tour concert film will feature Taylor Swift performing songs from her entire 17-year career in an acoustic setting. It will take fans on a musical journey through Swift’s different styles, from country to pop. However, AMC’s branded premium large-format screens will not be available for this movie, a departure from their usual offerings.

“I want to watch the Taylor Swift movie because I’m a big fan of hers,” junior Lauren Uhlmeyer said. “She’s amazing, and I think she needs her own show in addition to the movie. We can never get enough of Taylor.”

For students like junior Ella Richardson and Trazzera, who were unable to attend the concert, this movie serves as an opportunity to experience it in a different form.

“[Swift] has very clever lyrics and has a wide variety of songs to listen to as an artist who has shifted genres, so there are plenty of options to fit whatever mood you’re in,” Richardson said. “I love how fan-oriented she is and [all the] Easter eggs she puts in things like her re-recording release dates because it’s really fun to think about.”

U.S History Honors and AP European history teacher Sarah Scott also expressed her excitement over the movie.

“I am obsessed with Taylor,” Scott said. “I want to watch the movie so I can experience the concert through movie format and practice my dance moves and chants. I love all of her songs, and I think it will be fun.”

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Mariam Hassan, Staff Writer
I'm a junior, and this is my first year on staff. During my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, enjoying beautiful sunsets, and working inside a 20-foot ice cream cone. I'm looking forward to writing and sharing stories with our school community.