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Batman (1989) Movie Set

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Aug. 23rd, 2010 | 01:49 am
posted by: eledoremassis02 in abandonedplaces

Thats right!

Here are some photos I purchased on ebay (that doesn't seem to be for sale anymore)

The set was abandoned after 1989 to sit there until it was moved to LA for Batman Returns. From what I gather, the person who took these photos was at a James Bond convention and those who attended were allowed on set. The set was located at Pinewood Studios.




One of the first shots of Gotham show the city as a dark, dirty and narrow city

Here is an almost identical shot one to two years after this scene was filmed and the set abandoned



A little more down the main street and we see where Joker threw a parade where he was giving away "free" money.


Here is the are one to two years after neglect 



Next up is the City Hall where not only does the mayor urge the continuation of Gotham 200th Birthday celebration, but it is also where The Joker wipes out some of Grisoms top men and shoots up the place.

And here we find it one to two years later



As you can see, this building has suffered the most from neglect. 



Now we have the Flugelhelm Museum. This is where Joker gas' the building and Batman comes to save the day!

And here is is not too long after...Not in too bad of shape, needs a little paint job and a new "M"





Finally we reach to the climax of the movie, the Cathedral. This is not only where the Batjet explodes, but it is also where Batman and Joker face off. In the movie, this is the tallest building in Gotham and is also in the center of it.As you can see, it's not that tall, and is indeed in need of a good paint job. 


Well, that is the end of my Batman (1989) tour of the abandoned set. After the Batman Returns was green lited this set was torn down and parts of it were sent to be refurbish for Batman Returns. I hope you enjoyed these photos and a rare look of the set.





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Ronch Ronch Ronch

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from: sandoz_iscariot
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
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Wow, I absolutely love the sets and designs of Burton's Batman, such a shame to see it in poor shape (and demolished :( ).

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carmy_89

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from: carmy_89
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 07:48 am (UTC)
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these were really cool. thanks for sharing! :D

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ultra violence in liberty fabrics

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from: reqbat
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 12:12 pm (UTC)
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this was awesome, thanks for sharing!

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franklanguage

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from: franklanguage
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
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Even though I never saw the movie, I was captivated by these. Thank you.

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notholden

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from: notholden
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
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What an interesting post. You've found a kind of real archaeology of a pop cultural place that was fictional, temporary, and imaginary. Definitely a variation from the usual diet of abandoned stuff. Thank you for posting.

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Phocal Point

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from: 2cuxi
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
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COOLEST POST this week!!

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Meli$$a E. Ray

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from: ilovejareth
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Ooooh. Soo cool. Thank you so much for sharing

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Neeters

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from: kenderkin
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
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I admit...I was skeptical, but the actual pics mixed with the movie frames to see the difference was an amazing choice to post. Great story. Amazing post. Thank you! :)

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437105

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from: sot
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
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thank you very much for the photos!

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Tara

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from: craving_vintage
date: Aug. 23rd, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Loved seeing these! Thanks for posting. :)

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concrete blues

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from: steelthorns
date: Aug. 24th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
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Wow, that's really cool! Makes you miss the days when we used sets instead of a green screen.

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aquarian_days

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from: aquarian_days
date: Aug. 24th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
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Wow, these were so cool, and they really helped you to appreciate how much work and artistry went into the construction of the sets for that movie. Thanks for sharing! :D

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