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Celebrating 100 Years Of Warner Bros.: New DC Pop-Up Experience BATMAN UNMASKED Coming To London This September For BATMAN DAY


22 August 2023

NEW DC POP-UP EXPERIENCE “BATMAN UNMASKED” COMING TO LONDON THIS SEPTEMBER FOR BATMAN DAY

CELEBRATING THE 15th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DARK KNIGHT AND WARNER BROS’ 100TH ANNIVERSARY

Timed to Batman Day and as part of the Warner Bros’ 100th anniversary celebrations this year and the 15th Anniversary of The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. will bring an immersive pop-up dedicated to DC’s Batman and his nemesis, The Joker, to London for fans to enjoy in the lead up to Batman Day.

Batman Unmasked will be the UK’s most comprehensive Batman showcase to date with never seen before costumes and props featured in Batman (1989), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Joker (2019), The Batman (2022).

Over 100 comics and the brand-new Batman Day special edition comics (Batman/Catwoman: Prelude to Gotham War and Batman & The Joker: The Deadly Duo #1) will also be available to view in a special comic book area.

Brand new Batman Day products will be available from WB Shop from today

A UK first of its kind Batman immersive pop-up is to open its doors for an exclusive run of three days from 15th - 17th September. 

The ticketed event marks the annual, global Batman Day, as well as celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Dark Knight film release, Warner Bros’ 100th anniversary, and ahead of the 85th anniversary of DC’s most iconic Super Hero, Batman in 2024. Tickets will be released via See Tickets, on Friday 25th August*

 

 

Batman Unmasked is set to take fans on a fascinating journey through the Caped Crusader’s legendary history, descending into an immersive Batcave and showcasing releases spanning from 1989 to 2022 including Batman (1989), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997), Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017) and The Batman (2022).  

Alongside Batcycles from The Dark Knight (2008) and The Batman (2022), it will feature props and costumes which have never been seen together, and that were used by Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and Robert Pattinson.

Ahead of The Joker coming back to the big screen in 2024 in the highly anticipated Joker: Folie à Deux, fans will also be able to explore The Joker zone which is a celebration of the notorious Super-Villain. Two of Heath Ledger’s costumes from The Dark Knight (2008) will be displayed in the UK for the first time ever, as well as Joaquin Phoenix's costume from Joker (2019), alongside iconic props.

Tickets will also be available to book for a family day on Sunday 17th September which will include face painting and themed activities.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Dark Knight, the film will also be returning to select cinemas nationwide from September 15th alongside The Joker and Batman to celebrate Batman Day.  

At home, fans will be able to join the Batman Day celebrations with special Batman programming on Sky and Cartoon Network. Sky will be airing nine Batman titles on Sky Cinema across 16th and 17th September, along with seventeen Batman titles on demand, whilst Cartoon Network will screen Teen Titans Go and Batwheels on 16th and 17th September as well as new Batman compilations on Cartoon Network YouTube channels.

UK retailers will also support Batman Day, with promotions across key UK partners including HMV, Zavvi, The Entertainer, Smyths Toys, Hamleys, Amazon and WB Shop.

For more information, check out DC Social channels @dcukofficial and DC Facebook.

*Event Factbox

  • Batman Unmasked is open 15-17 September
  • Batman Unmasked will be located at 180 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9ER
  • Tickets available via See Tickets, on 25th August with an admin charge of £3.50 per ticket 
  • Additional walk-in entry will be available each day on limited basis
  • Please note, the venue does have a small number of confined spaces as well as incorporating lighting and sound effects to enhance the experience, visitor discretion is advised
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 
  • Fully accessible venue
  • For more information visit See Tickets
  • Brand new Batman Day products available from WB Shop

 

 

ABOUT BATMAN
Conceived by artist Bob Kane with writer Bill Finger, Batman is humanity’s timeless hero. First appearing in “Detective Comics #27” on March 30, 1939, the socialite Bruce Wayne turned crime-fighter called Batman has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery and justice to generations of fans for more than 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, apparel and lifestyle products, as well as, blockbuster animated and live-action films. Batman is a multi-billion dollar icon who continues to reign as the most popular single Super Hero ever created.

ABOUT DC
DC, part of Warner Bros. Discovery, creates iconic characters and enduring stories and is one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. Its creative work entertains audiences of every generation around the world with DC’s stories and characters integrated across Warner Bros. Discovery’s film, television, animation, consumer products, home entertainment, games, and themed experiences divisions and on the DC Universe Infinite digital comics subscription service. Learn more at DC.com.

ABOUT WB 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Warner Bros. was founded by Albert, Sam, Harry and Jack Warner and incorporated on 4th April 1923. Today, the Studio, which is part of Warner Bros. Discovery, is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, television and direct-to-consumer production to animation, comic books, videogames, consumer products, themed entertainment, studio tours and brand licensing. The Studio’s vast library, one of the most prestigious and valuable in the world, consists of more than 145,000 hours of programming, including 12,500 feature films and 2,400 television programs comprised of more than 150,000 individual episodes. Warner Bros. is also home to one of the most diverse portfolios of adored franchises in the world, including Looney Tunes, Wizarding World, DC, FRIENDS, Game of Thrones, Hanna-Barbera and many more. Key celebration events and releases are taking place across the UK and Ireland over the course of this year.

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