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Wayne Manor in 1989's Batman.

In DC Comics, Wayne Manor is the personal residence of Bruce Wayne, who is also Batman. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


The residence is typically depicted as a huge stately mansion on grounds outside Gotham City that the one servant, Alfred Pennyworth, somehow manages to keep in good condition. The manor has belonged to the Wayne family for several generations. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Gotham skyline with the Bat-signal. ... Alfred Pennyworth is a fictional supporting character in the DC Comics Batman series. ...


The Manor grounds include an extensive subterranean cave system that Bruce Wayne discovered as a boy and later used it as his base of operations, the Batcave. The method used to access it has varied across the different storylines in the comics, movies, and shows. In the comic books, it is typically accessible from a hidden door in Wayne Manor's study — behind a non-functioning grandfather clock — which opens to a stairway below when the hands on said clock are turned to 10:47 pm, the time Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed. Many say that Wayne Manor was stylized after the fine homes of the Rockcliffe neighbourhood located in Ottawa, Canada. The Batcave. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...


The grounds also includes a large hill that was partially hollowed out for Batman's aerial vehicles and there is also an underground river system that is large enough to accommodate docking space for the Batboat and has a large opening for the boat. The Batboat from Batman: The Movie[1]. The Batboat is the fictional personal boat of comic book superhero Batman. ...


While these grounds are the regular home of Bruce Wayne, he temporarily vacated it in the stories from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, preferring to live in a penthouse apartment on top of the Wayne Foundation building in the city, which also included a secret sub-basement acting as a Batcave. The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... A penthouse apartment or penthouse is a special apartment on the top floor of a building. ... The Wayne Foundation is a fictional charitable foundation started by Bruce Wayne (better known as Batman) and named for his father, Thomas Wayne. ...


During the events of "Cataclysm" a massive earthquake struck Gotham City, the epicenter of which was less than a mile from Wayne Manor. The mansion was seriously damaged, as was the cave network beneath. The ground beneath the mansion shifted significantly, and actually revealed the Batcave below. The original Manor was damaged beyond repair, forcing Bruce Wayne to redesign the Manor along with the Batcave. The new Manor is a veritable fortress, a pastiche of Gothic architecture combined with castle dwellings. Solar panels are installed to the new Manor, providing eco-friendly electrical utility to the house. [1] It is also includes a heliport for commercial helicopters.[2]


Other media depiction

Wayne Manor in 2005's Batman Begins.

In 1989's Batman, Knebworth House, a Gothic Tudor mansion 28 miles north of London was used for the exterior. The interior however, is Hatfield House, Hertfordshire. The gaming room from the movie used the long gallery, and the marble hall was used for Wayne's 'arsenal' with the two-way mirror. In Batman Forever, Webb Institute was used for the exterior shots of Wayne Manor. Whereas, in the more recent Batman Begins, the former Rothschild estate, Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, was used to portray Wayne Manor's exterior and interior. In Batman Begins, the mansion is largely destroyed by fire, however its foundation survived and rebuilding efforts are underway as the film ends, with Alfred suggesting to Bruce to make improvements on the mansion's southeast corner (where the Batcave is located). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... Batman is an American Academy Award-winning superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Knebworth House is a country house near Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ... Tudor architecture is the architecture of the Tudor period, ie. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The great hall Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom and part of the East of England Government Office region. ... Batman Forever is the third of the Batman movies which began with Tim Burtons 1989 version of the character, although it is a major departure from its predecessor in the franchise, Batman Returns. ... The Webb Institute is a specialized private college in Glen Cove, New York that has only one program, which is undergraduate. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... The Rothschild banking family of England was founded in 1798 by Nathan Mayer von Rothschild (1777-1836) who first settled in Manchester but then moved to London. ... Mentmore in the 1990s Mentmore Towers is a large English country house in the village of Mentmore in Buckinghamshire. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ...


In the 1960s live action series, the primary passage was located in Bruce Wayne's study that was disguised as a bookshelf that slid away when a switch hidden in a bust of William Shakespeare was activated, revealing two labeled firepoles leading to the Batcave. In the 1992 movie, it is uncovered by turning on the lights of an ornament in a nearby aquarium. In the 2005 movie, the secret passage is an elevator shaft originally built as part of the Underground Railroad, accessed by playing three notes on a nearby piano. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A study is a room in a house which is used for paperwork, computer work, or reading. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A firemens pole or sliding pole is a wooden pole or a metal tube or pipe installed between floors in fire stations, which was invented by Chicago, Illinois resident David Kenyon, although it is often incorrectly credited to the Boston Fire Department. ... Batman Returns is a 1992 motion picture based on the Batman character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. ... Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. ... Secret passages are sometimes concealed using large items of furniture, such as this reconstruction of the bookcase that covered the entrance to Anne Franks secret room. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ...


In Batman: The Animated Series an address is given for Wayne Manor in the episode The Demon's Quest stating it is located at 1007 Mountain Drive, Gotham. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... List of Batman: The Animated Series episodes The Demons Quest is a Batman: The Animated Series episode. ...


Other Wayne Manors

Contributing journalist for the professional wrestling magazine Power Slam--as well as for Carbon 14, Spinning Image and various others--bills himself as Stately Wayne Manor and has an archival website featuring his sundry columns. [1]. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... March 2006 Issue of Power Slam Power Slam is an independent monthly non-kayfabe wrestling magazine published in the United Kingdom by SW Publishing. ...


Wayne Manor is also a selective living group at Duke University. The group is known for its strong community service, academic excellence, and campus wide parties. Originally located in Few Quad on Duke's West Campus, the group moved to Wannamaker Quad in 2001. It's famous alumni include Canadian Idol host (and son of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney) Ben Mulroney, Yale Editor Anthony Vitarelli, and Teach For America Director Tom Musgrave. Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ...


Also, a Banquet hall in Wayne, NJ was called Wayne Manor, It was demolished In February of 2007.


Parodies and References

  • In the Batman graphic novel Run, Riddler, Run, the leader of a commando squad was a jazz enthusiast. The group would open the door to their ready room by using a switch hidden in a bust of Charlie Parker.
  • The song Re:Definition on Black Star's 1998 self-titled album includes the line "Way out like Bruce Wayne's mansion," referring to Wayne Manor's location outside of Gotham City.

  Results from FactBites:
 
Wayne Manor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (589 words)
While these grounds are the regular home of Bruce Wayne, he temporarily vacated it in the stories from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, preferring to live in a penthouse apartment on top of the Wayne Foundation building in the city, which also included a secret sub-basement acting as a Batcave.
In the 1960s live action series, the primary passage was located in Bruce Wayne's study that was disguised as a bookshelf that slid away when a switch hidden in a bust of William Shakespeare was activated, revealing two labeled firepoles leading to the Batcave.
Wayne Manor is also a selective living group at Duke University.
Thomas Wayne: Information from Answers.com (1775 words)
Thomas Wayne was the father of Bruce Wayne, and husband of Martha Wayne, as well as a gifted surgeon, philanthropist and was the inheritor of the Wayne family fortune which was built through industry and real estate by previous generations.
Thomas Wayne was once thought to be the father of Bane, a man who would one day break his son; however, DNA testing proved this to be false, and Bane's real father was recently revealed to be King Snake.
Wayne was a surgeon at the Gotham City hospital, and of the fifth generation of the Wayne family to live in the Wayne Manor.
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