Bat-Signal to Shine Over the East River
Landing on the Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn
In Honor of Batman’s 80th Anniversary
Rome and Johannesburg Bat-Signal Plans Also Announced
Bringing Global Celebration of Batman Day to 13 Cities on Six Continents
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 – New York City will be a glow on Saturday night when two icons unite for Batman Day celebrations on September 21st.
To honor 80 years of The Dark Knight, the spire of New York’s Empire State Building will shine Batman Yellow and across the East River in Brooklyn, the Bat-Signal will be projected on the west side face of the Domino Sugar Refinery.
The global celebration of Batman Day will reach 13 cities on six continents as Bat-Signal projections will also happen in Johannesburg on the Leonardo Building and Rome’s Roma Termini, announced today by DC and Warner Bros.
The cities will join previously announced celebrations taking place around the world in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, London and more. To see one of the projections in person, all that is required is to go outside shortly before 8 p.m. local time in cities set to light up their skies. The complete list of cities marking Batman Day with Bat-Signal projections are:
- Melbourne at Fed Square
- Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing
- Johannesburg at The Leonardo Building
- Berlin at Potzdamer Platz 11
- Rome at Roma Termini
- Paris at Galeries Lafayette
- Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
- London at the Senate House
- São Paulo at Itaúsa - LMB
- Montreal at Complex Dupuis
- New York at the Domino Sugar Refinery
- Mexico City at Torre Reforma
- Los Angeles at Los Angeles City Hall
Fans can follow the festivities with the new interactive Batman Bat-Tracker. As cities flip the switch illuminating the famous insignia, the Batman Bat-Tracker will mirror the real-time projections. Additional information on Bat-Signal celebrations and Batman Day activations can be found at Batman80.com.
ABOUT BATMAN & THE BAT-SIGNAL
Batman was first introduced to the public in Detective Comics #27 (March 1939) and was created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. The Bat-Signal first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (December 1941).
Join in on social media using the hashtag #BatmanDay, #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat. To find out more follow @batman on Instagram and Facebook, @dcbatman on Twitter, and visit Batman80.com.
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