Batman Day: DC Will Light the Bat-Signal. Here's Where to Go See It.
For his 80th anniversary, DC Comics is spending the rest of 2019 doing a bunch of rad stuff in honor of the one and only Batman. On September 21 (aka, Batman Day) DC will light up the Bat-Signal in several landmark locations around the world, possibly even near you.
If you want to see the Bat-Signal, we at Inverse have your travel guide below.
On Saturday, September 21, the Bat-Signal will light up in locations around the world, at the same time. It’s all in honor of Batman’s 80th birthday, dating his very first appearance in the pages of Detective Comics #27 in 1939.
While the Bat-Signal won’t light up the sky like it does in Gotham City — because that’s actually really difficult to pull off — the signal will instead illuminate “the edifices” of skyscrapers and other landmarks.
DC is handling all the hard work of getting Bat-Signals moved around the globe, which means you, the everyday citizen, only need to worry about getting to the nearest location before 8 p.m. local time on September 21 to see the signal switch on.
Below are the locations for the Bat-Signal:
- Fed Square facing Flinders Street (Melbourne, Australia)
- MAGNET at SHIBUYA109 (Shibuya City, Tokyo, Japan)
- The Leonardo (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- Potzdamer Platz 11 (Berlin, Germany)
- Galeries Lafayette (Paris, France)
- Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
- Senate House (London, England)
- Itaúsa - LMB (São Paulo, Brazil)
- Complex Dupuis (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
- Torre Reforma (Mexico City, Mexico)
- City Hall (Los Angeles, California)
- New York City (TBA)
An app, called the Batman Bat-Tracker, will track the lights as they turn on. The lighting ceremony will begin in Melbourne, Australia, a full 14 hours ahead of New York City.
For Angelinos, DC will host a 5K run ($59 to get in) on the same night. The Bat-Signal will be lit in the same place the signal last appeared in 2017 to honor Adam West, who starred in the iconic 1966 Batman series. His co-star, Burt Ward, will reprise his role as Robin later this year, in the TV special “Crisis on Infinite Earths” on The CW.
Batwoman, an adaptation of Batman’s cousin, is also getting her own show starring by Ruby Rose. (Alfred too, somehow, in Epix’s Pennyworth.) There’s also a little movie called Joker hitting theaters on October 4.
While DC has yet to confirm the location for the Bat-Signal in New York, Barnes & Noble in Union Square will host DC talents Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Peter J. Tomasi, Brad Walker, and DC Publisher Dan DiDio for a signing and a panel discussion. All that, and New York Comic Con is just around the corner.
Lastly, if your cape and cowl are at the cleaners and you need something to wear on Batman Day, Rooster Teeth has you covered.