So much do the Swifties love Taylor Swift that they crashed an entire app.
After the singer of “Anti-Hero” shocked fans by saying that her Eras Tour show was being turned into a movie, fans rushed to the AMC app to buy tickets, which caused the site to crash. Collider says that the app sent out a message saying that online bookings were suddenly unavailable because of high demand and that people who wanted to buy tickets should go to their local AMC Theatre in person.
Billboard has contacted AMC to find out more. “AMC is also aware that there has never been a purchasing system that could handle the huge demand from Taylor Swift fans when tickets go on sale. Guests who want to be the first to buy tickets online may have to deal with delays, longer-than-usual wait times, and even downtime. The company told The Hollywood Reporter earlier in the day that it is committed to making sure that any delays or failures are fixed as soon as possible.
According to a press release, starting October 13, the movie will be shown at least four times a day at every AMC Theatre in the United States on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets for adults will cost $19.89 plus tax and tickets for children and seniors will cost $13.13 plus tax (except for AMC’s branded premium large-format screens). Tickets are on sale now here and here for AMC theaters in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, where the movie will be shown.
Swift herself shared a video for the movie and wrote, “The Eras Tour has been the most important and exciting experience of my life so far, and I’m thrilled to tell you that it will soon be on the big screen. Starting Oct. 13, the live film will be shown in cinemas in North America. Tickets are on sale now at http://taylor.lnk.to/TSTheErasTourFilm. People are invited to wear clothes from the era, wear friendship rings, and sing and dance. “1, 2, 3 LGB!!!