That time the Austin Police Department (sort of) helped Batman

The Bat-Signal shines! Batman answers the call!

Except in Austin earlier this week, when the Austin Police Department came to Batman’s rescue.

More specifically, APD paved the way for a collection of Batmobiles and Bat-cycles to arrive in time for a DC Comics Experience at Eighth and Red River streets, by helping the big trucks carrying the machines navigate Austin streets.

See a collection of Batmobiles at the DC Comics Experience. It’s free and open to the public at Eighth and Red River streets through March 18. EMILY QUIGLEY/American-Statesman

We got the inside scoop from Lisa Gregorian of DC Comics on Saturday, when we stopped by the special installation that is free and open to the public through March 18. You might even get to sit in one of the Batmobiles, and there’s a pop-up shop with discounted figurines and T-shirts.

It’s open from noon to 10 p.m. daily. Free coffee from Jitters (known to fans of “The Flash”) will be served during the day. After dark, Oswald’s (owned by The Penquin on “Gotham”) will have free beer tastings from Family Business Beer Company, which was recently opened by “Supernatural” star Jensen Ackles.

More on the installation from our Facebook live:

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