Free Film: "Starring Adam West"Name: Free Film: "Starring Adam West"Date: September 19, 2017Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDTEvent Description:There is only one classic Batman and his name is Adam West. Growing up on a wheat ranch just outside of town, Adam West, was always proud of his beginnings in Walla Walla. Come celebrate the legacy of our hometown hero with a FREE screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary “Starring Adam West” at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. A live Q & A panel with Director James Tooley and Producer Ralph Garman will immediately following the showing.
In June, the City of Walla Walla proclaimed September 19, 2017 as Adam West Day and there will be a full day of festivities in Walla Walla on the anniversary of Adam West’s birthday. A number of close friends and family members will be in attendance.
Adam West was born in 1928 in Walla Walla as William West Anderson. He grew up in what was then a tiny southeastern Washington farming community, before moving to Seattle at age 15. After graduating from high school, though, he returned to Walla Walla and graduated from Whitman College.
In 1959, he changed his name to Adam West and began his acting career, famously portraying Batman in the 1960s television version of the comic book hero. Though he moved away from Walla Walla, he returned frequently throughout his life.
Free admission to the screening of “Starring Adam West” is limited and first come, first served. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free photos with The Batmobile will be available in front of the theater courtesy of The Marcus Whitman Hotel.
Proceeds and donations from Adam West Day will go support cancer charities. For more information about all the festivities happening around Walla Walla on Adam West Day, please visit. www.adamwestday.com.