Atlas Obscura is organizing trips! Join us on an adventure »
Today Only: 50% off Atlas Obscura books and calendars at Barnes & Noble »
The Perfect Gift for Travelers: Our #1 New York Times® best selling book »

L.A. Will Light the Bat-Signal to Honor Adam West

The iconic spotlight will honor the late actor’s role as the “Bright Knight.”

Light the signal!
Light the signal! Shed On The Moon/Public Domain

While he is traditionally considered the protector of Gotham City, Batman is being called to L.A. this evening as the iconic bat-signal will be projected in tribute to the late Adam West.

According to CNN, DC Comics has announced the iconic bat-signal spotlight will be projected onto the tower at city hall to honor the actor best known for playing the Caped Crusader in the 1960’s Batman television series. The ceremony will be attended by both the mayor and the police chief in a show of appreciation that the fictional Batman has almost never received.

West’s portrayal of the Dark Knight in the hyper-campy series remains one of the most iconic versions of the character to ever have graced the screen. In stark contrast to latter day depictions of Batman, West’s version of the Detective Comics star was a colorful, optimistic figure that earned him the nickname, “Bright Knight.”

Attendees to the L.A. signal lighting are encouraged to don their best Batman costumes for the event. Jokers, Eggheads, Scarecrows, Two-Faces, and Catwomen are assumedly not welcome.