This summer, the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Batman with a special Exhibit. For the first time ever, costumes, props and vehicles from all seven Batman films can be seen together in this spectacular collection.
“Every day people come from all over the world to see how and where we create magic behind the scenes at Warner Brothers Studio, says Danny Kahn, the Executive director of the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour, “[but] this year, we are offering a special Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour summer event…for the first time ever, guests will be able to see behind the scenes of the Dark Knight and Batman films displayed together at once [including] props, detailed models, miniatures and original production concept art.”
First appearing in the comic book Detective #27 on March 30, 1939, Batman quickly became extremely popular, appearing in films, television shows, video games, publishing and merchandise. Considered by many to be the most human of the super heroes, Batman battled memorable villains using his intellect as well as an arsenal of ingenious bat gadgets to protect Gotham City.
For a limited time, visitors to the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour will have the rare opportunity to view props, costumes and original production drawings, including a floor-to-ceiling display featuring the famous Batman cowls worn by every actor to portray Batman from Michael Keaton to Christian Bale. In addition guests can also see the original bat suits worn by all of the Batman actors, the costumes worn by Chris O’Donnell as Robin and Alicia Silverstone as Bat Girl, and costumes and props used by a number of the iconic villains from the Batman and Dark Knight movies, including the Penguin played by Danny DeVito, The Riddler played by Jim Carrey, Mr. Freeze played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and both incarnations of the Joker as portrayed by Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger.
In the studio’s picture car vault, guests can see many of the Caped Crusader’s most recognizable vehicles up close, including the Bat Pod, a fully operational motorcycle-like vehicle that appeared in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and the Bat Hammer and Robin’s Red Bird motorcycle from Batman & Robin (1997). Also on display are several incarnations of the Batmobile including the Christian Bale Batmobile (also known as the Tumbler) from Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012); the Val Kilmer Batmobile from Batman Forever (1995); and the Michael Keaton Batmobile from Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). Inside the car vault, visitors will also have the opportunity to activate the bat signal and have their photo taken with a Tumbler against an interactive green screen.
The Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour is open seven days a week from 8:15am until 4:00pm, with tours departing every 15 minutes. However, during the summer, there will be extended hours, so guests should call 818-972-TOUR (8687) for information on current tour times. Reservations are recommended, and children must be at least eight years of age to visit.