For the entire month of May 2014, and into June 2014, The Paley Center for Media will be showcasing a host of both live-action and animated Batman presentations. The presentations – being held at both the The Paley Center for Media In New York and The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles – include regular movie screenings, episode screenings, and special live events focused on different eras of Batman’s long entertainment history.
Details on some select events can be found below, with a complete rundown available at the official The Paley Center for Media website.
Paley Presents Screenings
Batman at 75: Screenings from the Paley Center Collection
Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Sunday, June 1, 2014
Starts at 12:30 pm
New York and Los Angeles
Even your grandmother could name Batman’s sidekick or home base (or maybe both). The Dark Knight is arguably the world’s most popular superhero and one of the most iconic and influential fictional characters of all time. Celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of his first appearance, in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939) every weekend in May at the Paley Center with a wide variety of Bat-entertainment, from the cheesy propaganda of the 1943 movie serial up to today’s critically acclaimed DC Universe Animated Original Movies, including Justice League: Doom and LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite.
Saturday & Sundays
May 24 & 25
May 31 & June 1
12:30 pm – Justice League: Doom
This animated superhero motion picture features the Justice League of America, consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and the Flash, as they battle the Legion of Doom, with a distinct disadvantage: the villains have hacked into the Batcomputer, which reveals how to most effectively rend each hero’s powers useless. Voiced by Kevin Conroy, Phil Morris, Olivia d’Abo, Tim Daly, Carl Lumbly, Paul Blackthorne, Nathan Fillion, and scripted by the late, great Dwayne McDuffie. (2012; 77 minutes)
3:20 pm – Batman: The Brave and the Bold “Journey to the Center of the Bat”
When villain Chemo infects Batman with an insidious “silicate” disease, Aquaman and the Atom venture within the Dark Knight’s body to stop its spread. Also featuring appearances by DC’s two super-stretchable heroes, Plastic Man and Elongated Man. (2009; 22 minutes)
3:45 pm – LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Super Heroes Unite
In this lively animated movie featuring Lego versions of DC superheroes and archvillains, the Joker and Lex Luthor join forces to oppose Batman and Superman. Highlight: The Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel confound their foes by switching each other’s Lego body parts! (2013; 71 minutes)
Details on other Batman-related screenings – including episodes of the classic 1960s Batman television show and the 1940s Batman series – can be found at the official The Paley Center for Media website.
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, focuses on the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. The Center plays hosts to many events throughout the month, touching upon different areas of the vast entertainment industry.
These screenings at The Paley Center for Media are part of the year-long “Batman 75” celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.
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