Admit it: everyone’s a bit of a Batman fan. I’m willing to bet even the most die-hard Marvel fans have a soft spot for the Caped Crusader. Regardless whether you’re willing to announce your love of Batman loud and proud or are still a little shy about admitting it though, we’ve got just the event for you.
21 September is the official Batman Day which celebrates the 80th anniversary of your favourite comic book character. There are all sorts of worldwide shenanigans to celebrate the event, but most importantly, DC Comics has somehow managed to convince every major city to project a real-life Bat-Signal into the sky. That’s right: Batmania is actually getting a Bat-Signal for one night.
The Bat-Signal emerged in Detective Comics #60 as a distress alert following Batman’s first encounter with The Joker. The Gotham City Police Department then used the modified searchlight with a bat emblazoned on the front as a method of contacting and summoning Batman in times of crisis.
The large-scale Bat-Signal will be projected on the side of the ACMI building in Federation square so you can don your Batman costume (or not) and head down on 21 September to celebrate 80 wonderful years of Bruce Wayne beating Gotham criminals to a pulp.
What: Bat-Signal to light up ACMI in celebration of Batman’s 80th anniversary
When: Saturday, 21 September, 8:08 pm
Where: ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St
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