Batman Poster Original Daybill 1966 Adam West Burt Ward
Daybill Poster.Batman (also known as Batman: The Movie) is a 1966 American superhero film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by 20th Century Fox, the film starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. The film premiered at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas on July 30, 1966 (between the first and second seasons of the TV series) and was moderately successful at the box office. It included most members of the original TV cast, with the exception of Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, the character previously played by Julie Newmar in two episodes of the series' first season. Of the three new Bat vehicles which first appeared in the Batman film, only the Bat cycle properly crossed over into the TV series as the budgetary limits of the TV series precluded the full use of the others. The film has received generally positive reviews over the years. Critics have said "Batman: The Movie elevates camp to an art form—and has a blast doing it, every gloriously tongue-in-cheek inch of the way.” Rarely do the original cinema posters become available for this lost cinema cult classic.