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Los Angeles to light up Bat-signal in honor of Adam West

Actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo in 1989. West died June 9 at age 88.
Actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo in 1989. West died June 9 at age 88. File photo

For a little while Thursday night, a California town will look a bit like Gotham City.

In tribute to well-known “Batman” actor and Hollywood legend Adam West, the mayor and police chief of Los Angeles will light up the iconic Bat-signal and project it onto Los Angeles City Hall. The ceremony starts at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. Fans are welcome to show up in costume, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In the “Batman” comics, movies and television shows, the Gotham City Police Department shines a spotlight known as the Bat-signal into the sky to summon the caped crusader.

West, star of the 1960s campy “Batman” TV series, died June 9 after a brief battle with leukemia, the paper said. He was 88.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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