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Batmobile exhibit arrives at Science Museum Oklahoma

The Batmobile exhibit ties into the “Batman Live” arena show, running Wednesday through Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
BY SANDI DAVIS Modified: October 9, 2012 at 10:30 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012

Batman is in Oklahoma City this week, and since there are criminals everywhere, he's brought several Batmobiles with him.

Through Saturday, you can see one up close at the Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52.

The vehicle is here as part of the “Batman Live” performances Wednesday through Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The display includes the car, schematics of the Batmobile and a series of comic-like panels describing the show.

“Batman Live” tells the story of how Robin becomes Batman's partner, and shows both superheroes battling the Caped Crusader's many foes.

Bruce Wayne, who often is seen in the same town as Batman, dropped by the museum to check out this high-tech automobile.

“I'm not quite sure what event I'm in Oklahoma City to attend because Alfred sorts out my schedule,” Wayne said.

Actually actor Jack Walker, who plays Batman (and alter-ego Bruce Wayne) was at the museum to unveil the car in its exhibit and spoke as both Wayne and Batman.

“There are criminals everywhere, and it's good to strike fear into them, wherever they are,” he said, as Batman.

Walker trades the lead role with another actor on a regular basis, but has toured with the show for a year.

“It's a pretty amazing show. People really respond, but the kids respond the most. Children are so untrammeled, so truthful,” Walker said. “It's a comic book on stage.”

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