People across the world will get the chance to feel like a real Gothamite next weekend (without fear of an attack from the Joker or Mr. Freeze). In celebration of Batman Day and the iconic comic book character's 80th anniversary, DC announced a number of events across the world to honor the Dark Knight -- including projecting the famed Bat-Signal in many major cities on Sept. 21 at 8 pm local time.
"We are proud to send up the Bat-Signal on Batman Day because it is an important beacon of inspiration that makes us all believe that it’s possible to take hardship and turn it into something good. Batman Day is a global celebration for all the fans," said Pam Lifford, President of Warner Bros. Global Brands and Experiences in an official press release.
Fans can also use a Bat-Tracker over at the DC Comics site, which will allow them to follow where and when Bat-Signals will light up the sky across the globe. Cities flipping their Batman switches will start in Melbourne, Australia at Fed Square and also include:
- Tokyo at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing
- Berlin at Potzdamer Platz 11
- Paris at Galeries Lafayette
- Barcelona at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
- London at the Senate House
- São Paulo at Itaúsa - LMB
- New York TBA
- Montreal at Complex Dupuis
- Mexico City at Torre Reforma
- Los Angeles at City Hall
A number of other Caped Crusader-centered events are also scheduled for the 80th anniversary celebration, including 5k runs, comic book store specials, costume contests and more. A full list of events can be found at the official Batman 80 site.