Batman 75: Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour unveils ‘The Batman Exhibit’

June 26, 2014 | 4:10 p.m.
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Danny DeVito, who portrayed the Penguin in "Batman Returns," flips the switch on the Bat-signal at the opening of the "Batman Exhibit," celebrating the 75th anniversary of Batman at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. Props, costumes and vehicles from all seven of the Dark Knight's live-action feature films with the studio are on display at two locations within the tour. (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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Danny DeVito poses near memorabilia from his character's failed mayoral bid in "Batman Returns" at the "Batman Exhibit." (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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This larger-than-life statue of Batman is part of the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour's "Batman Exhibit." (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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Utilized in "Batman and Robin" to combat Mr. Freeze, the Bathammer is on display at the "Batman Exhibit," now at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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Batman, Batgirl, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze costumes (and even the Bane mask from "Batman and Robin") are part of the display at the "Batman Exhibit," now at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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The classic Tim Burton / Michael Keaton Batmobile is on display at the "Batman Exhibit" along with several other classic Bat- vehicles, including the Batpod and Tumbler from the "Dark Knight" trilogy. (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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Pick a cowl, any cowl: Visitors can get an up-close glimpse of all the different cowls from Warner Bros.' live-action Batman feature films at the "Batman Exhibit." (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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From the classic purple trench to the nurse's uniform to the mask from the opening bank heist, the costumes that Heath Ledger wore as the Joker in "The Dark Knight" are on display at the "Batman Exhibit." (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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A statue modeled on Jim Carrey's portrayal of the Riddler from "Batman Forever" and one of several Batsuits stand on display at the "Batman Exhibit." (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

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Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy costume from "Batman and Robin," on display at the "Batman Exhibit." (Raul Roa / Glendale News-Press)

What does it feel like to flip on the Bat-signal? Or stand toe-to-toe with Christian Bale’s Batsuit? And what does Bane’s bomb from “The Dark Knight Rises” look like up close?

Bat-fans can find answers to these questions and more at “The Batman Exhibit,” a new installation that opened Thursday on the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour in Burbank as part of the ongoing celebration of the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary.

Danny DeVito, who portrayed the Penguin in Tim Burton’s 1992 film “Batman Returns,” was on hand to turn on the Bat-signal and kick off the festivities.

The exhibit features suits and cowls worn in all seven of the Caped Crusader’s live-action cinematic forays with Warner Bros. and the costumes of classic characters from the Batman universe, including Robin, the Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, the Penguin, the Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Batgirl and Alfred. Props from the films including Batarangs, Joker cards, Two-Face coins, and many more will be on display as well.

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After comparing the sartorial choices of Jack Nicholson’s Joker versus Heath Ledger’s, visitors can head on over to the Picture Car Vault, which will have several of the most iconic Bat-vehicles on display, including the classic  Burton / Michael Keaton Batmobile, the Nolan / Christian Bale-era Tumbler and the “Batman and Robin”-featured Bathammer.

A tour of the exhibit, created in conjunction with DC Entertainment, is one of many ways to celebrate the Dark Knight’s anniversary year. DC has also declared July 23 to be “Batman Day” with a number of special events planned for the fete.

The “Batman Exhibit” at the Warner Bros. lot  is ongoing and tickets can be found here.

– Justin Sullivan and Margaret Wappler | @LATHeroComplex

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