Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema in Tahoe City is excited to bring two concert films to the theater for the month of October — the Taylor Swift Eras Tour and the Talking Heads’ classic 1983 Stop Making Sense.

The Eras Tour, which spans Swift’s 17-year award-winning musical career, earned more than $1 billion and is now the biggest tour in music history, surpassing Elton John’s multi-year farewell tour. According to Time Magazine, on the opening night of Swift’s tour in Glendale, Arizona, the concert brought in more revenue for local businesses than Super Bowl LVII, which was held back in February in the same stadium. In comparison, Swift has been performing the equivalent of two to three Super Bowls every weekend for the past five months.

The average ticket price for her concert was $1,600, but you can now experience Swift’s concert on the big screen for only $19.89 for adults and $13.13 for kids. The ticket prices reflect numbers symbolic to Swift — her 1989 album, released in 2014, which is also her birth year, and her lucky number, 13. The Eras Tour concert movie comes on the heels of the hugely successful Barbie, which not only grossed over $1 billion globally, but is now the Art Haus’s highest grossing movie of all time. Both films reflect the growing spending power of women. The Eras Tour movie is expected to earn over $100 million opening weekend. The Art Haus is excited to bring back the same high-energy, interactive experience it saw with Barbie. 

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Customers are encouraged to dress up as if they were attending a Taylor Swift concert; dancing and singing along are welcome.

Immerse yourself in this once-in-a-lifetime concert film with a breathtaking cinematic view of the cultural phenomenon that is Taylor Swift. Showing Oct. 13 to Nov. 5, Thursdays through Sundays. Opening night is sold out, but there are tickets available for other dates. Showtimes are 12:45 p.m. (weekends), 4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. (except Oct. 15: 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.). Advance ticket purchase highly recommended.

ON THE BIG SCREEN: Fall features music and movies when Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema presents Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert movie, the 1983 Talking Heads concert flick Stop Making Sense, and a live performance by Sleepbomb of the score from the classic horror movie Night of the Living Dead. Courtesy photo

Also in October, director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this iconic concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983, where frontman David Byrne appears in the now-famous giant suit. The movie is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time and is being re-released by A23, the same studio that brought us Everything Everywhere All at Once. Playing Oct. 16 to 18 and Oct. 23 to 25, with showings at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

You can also experience live music at the Art Haus for a one-of-a-kind-event when Sleepbomb from San Francisco takes the stage playing the live score to the 1968 classic horror film Night of the Living Dead. The last time the Art Haus hosted an event like this was seven years ago with the iconic black and white film Nosferatu. The show happens Oct. 15 at 8 p.m.

Info: tahoearthauscinema.com 

~ Melissa Siig/Moonshine Ink    

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  • Melissa Siig

    Melissa Siig ditched international politics in Washington, D.C. in 2001 to move to Tahoe, where she quickly found her true calling — journalism. She has written for regional and national publications, and enjoys writing about community issues and quirky human interest stories. When not at her keyboard, she is busy wrangling her three children, co-running Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema, or playing outside.

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