With the recent news of the passing of legendary Batman actor Adam West, fans the world over have found their own ways of memorializing the pop culture icon.
Today, the city of Los Angeles, in partnership with DC Entertainment, announced that the city will organize a special tribute to West this coming Thursday.
In a press release, DC revealed that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will light the Bat-Signal on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall. The event is set for 9:00 PM, and will be attended by Garcetti, Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck, as well as celebrity guests.
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THE GOOD CITIZENS OF LOS ANGELES TO PAY TRIBUTE
TO ADAM WEST
Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA Police Department Chief Charlie Beck to
Light Bat-Signal in Honor of Beloved Batman TV Series Star
Holy Bat-signal, Batman! In a fitting tribute to pop culture icon Adam West, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will join surprise Bat-guests for a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall this Thursday evening, June 15.
The legendary star of the classic Batman TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In rememberance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street. Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West’s signature role as the true crimefighter.
Here are the details of the ceremony:
When: Thursday, June 15
Time: 9:00 PM PST
Location: Los Angeles City Hall, Spring Street Steps: 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
If fans are not able to join in the tribute Thursday night, the West family encourages Adam’s “old chums” to make a donation to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Idaho-based charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, Camp Rainbow Gold.