I’ve always been a fan of Batman, so when I heard about Warner Brothers having a 75 Years of Batman exhibit on their backlot, I knew I had to see it. As a kid, I enjoyed watching reruns of the original 60’s TV series, but after seeing the 1989 Batman movie at the drive-in, I became obsessed. I remember begging my Mom to get me a copy of Batman for Christmas on VHS, and after receiving it, I made a goal to watch the movie 100 times. I have seen the original Tim Burton Batman well over 100 times now and it is still my personal favorite. Every few years when a new movie came out, I would always see it opening weekend. I read some of the comic books, but I was never a huge comic book guy, instead I focused on collecting all things Batman. To this day, I still have boxes filled with toys, figurines, shirts and other interesting collectables.
For my birthday, my girlfriend Alex Chance, brought me to Warner Brothers to take a backlot tour so I could see the Batman exhibit. If you love seeing how movies and TV shows are made, I highly recommend you take this tour. After riding around the lot in a tram for a while we finally arrived at a large building that housed the first part of the exhibit. Inside I found original costumes and props from all seven movies (Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises). Warner Brothers didn’t skimp on this show, they have a ton of things to see. After looking through everything (they only allow you 20 minutes) and taking a lot of pictures, we got back on our tram to go see the second half of the exhibit. I was like a kid in a candy store when we walked into the soundstage that housed the bat vehicles. With multiple batmobiles, a batcycle and a few others (except for the stupid bat ice vehicle from Batman & Robin), it was a bat fans dream car show.
I’m really happy that I got to see this anniversary show, and I appreciate Alex taking me to it. I will always be a fan of Batman, and I look forward to seeing what awesome things they have for a 100 years of Batman exhibit in 25 years.
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