The city of Walla Walla celebrates the life of their native Batman with ADAM WEST DAY on Tuesday, September 19, 2017! Events include a screening of the documentary Starring Adam West, a Q&A with artist Ruben Procopio, photo ops with the Batmobile, and more!
HERE IS THE OFFICIAL ITINERARY FOR SEPT 19TH:
- ALL DAY – (Downtown) “The Adam West Experience” Every business that has a Batman sticker in the window will be offering a special promotion in honor of Adam West.
- 11:00AM – (Land Title Plaza- 1st & Main St) – Opening Ceremony with Special City Presentation: Meet Batman and take free photos with The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
- 1:30PM – (Marcus Whitman Hotel – 6 West Rose St) – “A Conversation with Ruben Procopio”: Hear the founder of Masked Avenger Studios, an award-winning artist, animator and sculptor, talk about his work on Batman Comics, Animated classics and how he was the personal sculptor of Adam West himself. Clips of Adam West’s work will be shown and there will be door prizes. Free photos with The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
- 3:00PM – (Land Title Plaza – 1st & Main St) – Live Music with Debra Arlyn and Daniel Minteer: Kids activities, Batman mask giveaways and free photos with Batman and The Batmobile courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
- 7:00PM – (Gesa Power House Theatre – 111 N. 6th Avenue) – Starring Adam West: A free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film with a live Q & A with Director James Tooley and Producer Ralph Garman immediately following. Doors open at 6:00PM. Seats are limited and first-come, first serve. Free photos with the Batmobile courtesy of McCurley Toyota of Walla Walla.
- 9:00PM – (Parking lot directly across from Marcus Whitman Hotel) “Lighting of the Bat Signal”
Don’t miss this special event as we pay tribute to our hometown hero in the most fitting way possible – The Bat Signal.
- After Party (Sapolil Cellars – 15 E. Main St.) Come do the classic “Batusi” as you rock out to the cool sounds of Wide Stance (formerly the Hitmen). Door prizes. Funds raised will be going to Camp Rainbow Gold.
SOME OTHER ADAM WEST POINTS OF INTEREST:
- Walk through the Marcus Whitman hotel lobby that will be transformed with memorabilia and photos of Adam West.
- Take a walk to Heritage Park in downtown to see a rare photo of Adam and his brother John as young boys on the family farm. Photo was taken in 1935 when a young Billie Anderson (Adam West) was seven years old.
- Take a stroll through Whitman College Campus (Boyer and Park Street) to see where Adam graduated from College. Also drive by the Beta House Fraternity on 925 E. Issacs where Adam was a member.
- Drive by the famous Little Theater (1130 E. Sumach) to see where Adam’s acting career began. His first play, “Ladies in Retirement”, took place in the 1947-48 season. Adam’s father, Otto Anderson, was one of the founders of The Little Theater.
- Drive by 1141 Alvarado Terrace to see one of the homes in which Adam grew up. (His room was the window in the upper left.)
- Located next to Alvarado Terrace is Green Park School where Adam (Billie Anderson) attended.