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Max Brings HBO Original, THE PENGUIN To San Diego, Turning The Gaslamp Quarter Into Gotham

Takeover Includes Immersive Fan Experiences, A Cast Panel, Global Trailer Debut, Partnerships, And More

Max will bring Gotham to life in San Diego to celebrate the highly anticipated upcoming HBO® Original series THE PENGUIN, starring Colin Farrell, debuting this September. Starting Thursday, July 25, THE PENGUIN will begin its takeover with an exclusive experience by recreating Gotham’s famed Iceberg Lounge, deploying a Gotham Ice truck in front of the San Diego Convention Center, and partnering with local businesses for bespoke giveaways. Additionally, Max will host a panel in Hall H featuring the cast and executive producers of THE PENGUIN, where the official trailer for the series will premiere.
“We are incredibly excited to tap into the rich and passionate fanbase in San Diego this year by introducing them to our new series, THE PENGUIN,” said Pia Barlow, Executive Vice President, Originals Marketing, HBO and Max. “With our in-world activations, fans will have the chance to engross themselves in the underground world of Oz Cobbs’s Gotham, picking up where we left off in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman,’ as we look to generate excitement for the series premiering this September.”

Full details on THE PENGUIN takeover can be found below: 

  • On Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, Max, in partnership with Giant Spoon, will transform the Bloom Nightclub into Gotham’s famed Iceberg Lounge. Upon arrival at “The Iceberg Lounge” Experience, guests will enter the “Iceberg Descent,” created in partnership with BUCK and VT Pro Design, an immersive experience filled with special effects, haptic technology, interactivity, and exclusive content displayed on Samsung big screen TVs. This multi-sensorial, subterranean descent drops users into Gotham’s notorious Iceberg Lounge lobby to navigate through the wreckage left by The Riddler at the end of The Batman (2022) film to reach the party deeper within.
  • Fans will party with Oz’s crew by venturing through the dark corners of the club for a chance to be inducted into the Penguin’s inner circle… if they dare. This multi-room experience offers complimentary drinks, live DJ sets, exclusive giveaways including a Jefferson’s Bourbon tasting, and photo opportunities including Oz’s iconic purple Maserati — giving partygoers an unprecedented glimpse into Gotham’s criminal underworld. By exploring the main club, guests can discover a password that will give them access to the inner sanctum, 44 Below, the club within the club, diving deeper into the world of THE PENGUIN.
  • Max is providing 21+ adult fans with three ways to get a chance to receive an invitation to “The Iceberg Lounge” from today through Saturday, July 27:

1. Fans can now register on for an exclusive invitation to Gotham’s hottest nightclub, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

2. From Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27, Max, in collaboration with Map 360 Collective, is partnering with select local establishments to offer specialty cocktails, bespoke swag, and a chance to attend “The Iceberg Lounge” Experience through a limited number of scratch-off tickets. Below are the partners and their locations: 

Gaslamp Pizza | 505 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.

The Butcher’s Cut | 644 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Osteria Panevino | 722 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Sunday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Prohibition 1920 | 548 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
Monday – Sunday: 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

3. From Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27, the Gotham Ice Truck located in Downtown San Diego (exact location to follow) will offer free Slush Puppies to beat the heat. The cups will feature a QR code, providing a chance to receive an invitation to “The Iceberg Lounge” Experience, revealing the truck’s true inspiration in the spirit of Oz Cobb’s dealings himself: guiding patrons to The Penguin’s exclusive nightclub.

  • On Saturday, July 27, Max will host “The Penguin Panel” at the San Diego Convention Center in Hall H from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Panelists will include Colin Farrell (Oz Cobb aka “The Penguin” and executive producer – virtually), Cristin Milioti (Sofia Falcone), Rhenzy Feliz (Victor Aguilar), Matt Reeves (executive producer), Lauren LeFranc (showrunner and executive producer), and Dylan Clark (executive producer). The highly anticipated official trailer for the series will be released during the panel, which will be moderated by Josh Horowitz, host of MTV and the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast.
  • From Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27, THE PENGUIN will take over the @TheBatman social accounts. The “7 Days in Gotham” content series will chronicle Oz’s journey toward becoming Gotham’s next kingpin and his impending takeover of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.
  • Launching Thursday, July 25, Max and Snapchat are partnering to introduce a revolutionary augmented reality (AR) lens throughout San Diego. This exclusive AR lens transports Snapchat users into the dark, atmospheric underworld of Gotham City.

“The Iceberg Lounge” Experience Location:
Bloom Nightclub (Iceberg Lounge) 21+ only
919 Fourth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

“The Iceberg Lounge” Experience Hours:
Friday, July 26: (Press Preview): 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26: General Admission 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, July 27: General Admission 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Gotham Ice Truck
Location: Downtown San Diego (location to follow)

Gotham Ice Truck Operating Hours:
Thursday, July 25: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more information about THE PENGUIN and to stay up to date, follow on social at @TheBatman @DC @StreamOnMax.

The HBO Original series THE PENGUIN, from Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, debuts this September. Starring Colin Farrell as Oz Cobb (aka “The Penguin”), the eight-episode DC Studios limited series continues filmmaker Matt Reeves’ The Batman epic crime saga that began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster “The Batman.” Developed by showrunner Lauren LeFranc, the series centers on the character played by Farrell in the film. Cast includes Colin Farrell (Oz Cobb), Cristin Milioti (Sofia Falcone), Rhenzy Feliz (Victor Aguilar), Michael Kelly (Johnny Viti), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Nadia Maroni), Deirdre O’Connell (Francis Cobb), Clancy Brown (Salvatore Maroni), James Madio (Milos Grapa), Scott Cohen (Luca Falcone), Michael Zegen (Alberto Falcone), Carmen Ejogo (Eve Karlo) and Theo Rossi (Dr. Julian Rush). The series is executive produced by Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner, Craig Zobel, who directs the first three episodes, and Bill Carraro.
Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, THE PENGUIN is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal, and DC Studios. Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer.

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