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Psychotronic Film Society presents: Adam West Memorial Tribute

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States (map)

Showtime is 8 p.m., with $8 admission, and discounts on organic wine and craft beer during the event.

The Psychotronic Film Society’s weekly series of underappreciated and/or rare motion pictures and TV programs continues with a special memorial tribute to the recently deceased actor Adam West. Best known for his iconic portrayal of Batman in the campy, 1960s pop-art TV series of the same name, West also appeared in more than 50 feature films and handfuls of TV shows and series — from Westerns to crime shows to sci-fi and horror flicks.

He died just a few weeks ago at the age of 88 after a brief battle with leukemia. West was a truly beloved figure throughout the entertainment industry who made a career of juggling deadly serious roles alongside forays into masterfully delivered deadpan comedy, and for this salute, the PFS digs deep into its fabled archives to unearth two unrelated and unreleased TV pilots — neither of which was ultimately picked up and turned into a weekly series.

The exact titles of the two rare pilots in this double-feature (which runs about 90 minutes in total) will not be revealed in advance, but it can be said that one showcases West’s serious, dramatic side while the other is perhaps one of the funniest roles he ever had the opportunity to play. It’s a crying shame that neither of these trial episodes were ever given the greenlight, nor truly saw the light of day, as they are both cult classics in their own way.

Jim Reed directs Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah. Email