On Saturday, September 21st, Batman Day will celebrate 80 years of the caped crusader, and 13 cities on six continents will be alight with a special celebration of the Dark Knight.
In New York City, the Empire State Building will be illuminated with Batman yellow lights, and the Bat-Signal will be projected across the East River and onto the west-facing side of Domino Sugar Refinery in Brooklyn.
But the Bat-Signal won’t only be projected in New York City on Saturday night. A dozen other cities across the globe will be celebrating knightfall with the same Bat-Signal at the same Bat-Time – and in this case, that means just before eight p.m., local time. In any of the thirteen cities that are taking part in this special celebration of Batman Day, all that will be necessary to witness the projections in person will be to head outside and look upwards.
The cities taking part in the celebration are:
- Melbourne, Australia at Fed Square
- Tokyo, Japan at MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 at Shibuya Scramble Crossing
- Johannesburg, South Africa at The Leonardo Building
- Berlin, Germany at Potzdamer Platz 11
- Rome, Italy at Roma Termini
- Paris, France at Galeries Lafayette
- Barcelona, Spain at Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
- London, England at the Senate House
- São Paulo, Brazil at Itaúsa – LMB
- Montreal, Canada at Complex Dupuis
- New York City, United States at the Domino Sugar Refinery
- Mexico City, Mexico at Torre Reforma
- Los Angeles, United States at Los Angeles City Hall
Fans of the Bat who are not able to attend the event in person will be able to follow along with the festivities using the Batman Bat-Tracker on the Batman80 website, which will track the progress of the projections as they light up the skies across the world. Fans who are able to attend the Bat-Signal celebrations are encouraged to share pics of the celebration using the hashtags #BatmanDay, #Batman80, and #LongLiveTheBat!