The Bat-Signal will continue to cast its brilliant glow from dusk till dawn on the side of sound stage 16 at Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour lot thanks to an extended stay—it was originally scheduled to close in September and now will remain at the Burbank location through the end of this year (2014).
The Bat Signal, which is visible from multiple locations in Burbank and, even from Universal City---hails the continuance of the caped crusader’s tour which has broken attendance records since it opened this past summer as part of the 75th anniversary of the DC Comics iconic super hero.
The legendary Bat Signal project on Stage 16, which was home to the “Batman Returns” (1992), “Batman Forever” (1995) and “Batman & Robin” (1997).The newly designed Cape and Cowl from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will also be displayed in the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Center. It will be accompanied with various Batman costumes that were showcased during last month’s San Diego Comic-Con.
The Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour is open seven days a week from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. with tours departing every 15 minutes and featuring extended hours during the summer season. Reservations are recommended and children eight years or older are welcome. Tickets are $54 per person and can be purchased online at www.wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-972-TOUR (8687).
A Batman backstory according to Wikipedia, “Batman is a fictional character, a comic book superhero appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). Batman is the secret identity of Bruce Wayne, an American billionaire, industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his crime-fighting partner, Robin, his butler Alfred Pennyworth, the police commissioner Jim Gordon, and occasionally the heroine Batgirl. The overall success of Warner Bros.' live-action Batman feature films have also helped maintain public interest in the character."