To celebrate the Blu-ray/DVD release of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Brothers has put together an amazing treat for Batman fans and movie buffs called "The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit."
This COMPLETELY FREE, mind-blowing exhibit can be found in downtown Los Angeles at the L.A. Live event deck and features original artwork, costumes and props from Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, and seven Batmobiles from the television and theatrical life of the Batman franchise. This may be the last time that you will see all seven Batmobiles together as the Batmobile from the 1960's television series is heading off to auction early next year.
Being able to experience events like this is part of the reason why I love living in Los Angeles. It truly was a treat to see the exhibit, not only for the geek in me, but also for my artistic side because seldom are you able to get so close to such amazing works of art. I literally stood in front of Batman's costume for a few minutes and just marveled at the insane level of attention to detail while trying to wrap my mind around the kind of talent that is required to create something like that.
While "The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit" is considered a pop-up event, nothing about it felt pop-up-ish. Warner Brothers really put some effort and money into making this a high quality exhibit. Is it a cleverly disguised marketing effort to get you to buy the Blu-ray/DVD? Of course! Did it work? You betcha! After spending about an hour or so inside the exhibit, with the action-packed soundtrack from the Batman movies playing in the background, I've never wanted to watch a Batman movie more in my life than in those moments after leaving the exhibit.
"The Dark Knight Legend Exhibit" is a must-see event for everyone!
The exhibit runs from now until December 14, 2012 and the hours of operation are from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily. L.A. Live is located at 800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Please enjoy some photo highlights from the exhibit: