Long before the KICK! BAM! KAPOW! of the seminal Adam West Batman series, the caped crusader’s adventures graced the silver screen in the form of a black and white serial. The 15 episode Batman and Robin serial was made by legendary producer Sam Katzman and starred Robert Lowery (later to star in cult films like House of Horrors) as its hero. Produced in 1949, the 17 minute episodes were screened before full length movies at cinemas around the world.

The production is cheap, and the stunts can be wobbly, but the cinematography and special effects are impressive. Holy smokes, it’s Batman!

Before Batman takes on Superman, let’s go back to where it all began.

Join Batlow Film maker John Riddell as he screens selected episodes of Batman and Robin from his personal 16mm collection.


6:30pm, Friday 22 May

Eastern Riverina Arts Office

98 Fitzmaurice St, Wagga Wagga