Whether she’s instantaneously selling out stadiums for her ongoing, albeit briefly paused, “Eras Tour” or having all eyes fixed on her when she visits stadiums as a bystander to watch the N.F.L.’s Kansas City Chiefs, Taylor Swift has continued to ride the sonic wave of her unprecedented, post-pandemic momentum.
At this point, it really can’t be argued that Swift is currently the most famous person in the universe as she routinely “breaks” the Internet with her newest accolades and appearances. One such appearance that had social media platforms buzzing is when she was joined by Beyoncé on Wednesday, October 11th at Los Angeles’ AMC The Grove to premiere the highly anticipated “Eras Tour” concert film, which was shot in L.A. during Taylor’s six-show run at SoFi Stadium this past August.
AMC locations, along with Cinemark, Regal, and other theater chains are hosting the two-hour-and-forty-eight-minute concert extravaganza, which opened with a whopping $92.8 million and became another record-breaker for Swift who now lays claim to the most profitable concert picture in history. For those who sadly missed out on procuring a ticket to the live performance, or just want to relive those three glorious hours, the Sam Wrench-directed “Eras Tour” movie presents an auspicious opportunity.
That said, an era-defining experience this unique deserves an equally extraordinary setting, rather than the conventional movie theater. With the concert having been filmed and subsequently debuting in Los Angeles, it would make sense to deem the Southland the hub of the “Eras Tour” spectacle. And what better place to, as a dedicated Swiftie, celebrate Taylor’s near 20-year career and 10 albums (not to mention Taylor’s versions) than at the famed Paramount Drive-In Theatres in Greater Los Angeles?
Like Miss Americana herself, the historic Paramount Drive-In Theatres are one of a kind given that, since 1947, it’s where you can roll up with friends in a vehicle alongside 349 other cars and enjoy new film releases on the biggest of screens (75 feet long, to be exact), brought to vivid life with a state-of-the-art laser projector. Fans can also be reassured that the audio is top-notch, as it particularly should be for a concert movie; Paramount Drive-In’s FM stereo sound system resounds with the utmost clarity, either inside or outside your car.
Because it will be difficult to resist dancing, those enjoying the “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” flick are encouraged to step out of their cars, pump their arms, jump, and sing along in the open air, perhaps only taking a break to enjoy Paramount Drive-In’s full-scale food bar. The only advisement is that, with the weather getting colder in the region, visitors should dress warmly or bring a blanket.
“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” concert film began playing on Friday, October 13th at the Paramount Drive-In Theatres (7770 Rosecrans Avenue). Showings are only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are $19.89 for adults and $13.13 for children. Tickets can only be purchased on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Paramount Drive-In box office, which opens nightly at 6 pm. For more information about the film at this location, visit paramountdrivein.com.