Rocky Movie Filming Locations
WALK IN ROCKY’S FOOTSTEPS
Ever wonder where Rocky really lived? Or where Adrian’s pet shop is? Total Rocky aims to be your most complete online guide to tracking down Rocky’s world – here you’ll find maps and addresses to some of the most famous filming locations used in the Rocky movies including spots in Pennsylvania, California, New York and Nevada.
A NOTE TO VISITING FANS: If you’re planning to visit the sites in person, please be respectful – many of these locations are actual residences and businesses and their tenants do not appreciate people loitering on their property.
VIDEO OF LOCATIONS
Before you begin exploring, be sure to check out the above video sensation, “Rocky Jumped a Park Bench” by JamesNinendoNerd, which gives a good overview of some of the greatest Rocky filming locations in Philadelphia. If you never make it to Philly, this fun and informative featurette will fill in a lot of the details.
WHY ARE FILMING LOCATIONS SO COOL?
The most amazing thing to us about movie filming locations is that it is the one and only way that fans can literally walk where their favorite characters have walked; see the same sights their favorite character has seen, and develop a genuine connection to the movie that just can’t be had any other way.
We can’t gain access to movie sets on studio backlots, and once a film has wrapped, the set is dismantled and forgotten – but with the ability to visit real-world filming locations, we can walk in the steps of our heroes.
FOLLOW ROCKY'S TRAINING ROUTE
Philly Mag details the exact route Rocky would have had to run if you followed his training montage from Rocky II to the letter:
(Philadelphia) In 2006’s ‘Rocky Balboa’, the first time we see Rocky, its in this house, located in his old Kensington, Philadelphia neighborhood.
(Los Angeles) Mickey’s Jewish funeral scene was filmed in Los Angeles inside Hollywood Forever Cemetery, in the Beth Olam Mausoleum.
(Philadelphia) Filming location for riverside bridge Rocky Balboa runs past during his “Gonna Fly Now” training montage in Philly.
YO, THANKS! Special thanks to super-fan and adventurer Robert Plazek and to award-winning Rocky Balboa impersonator Mike Kunda, who took to the streets of Philly to track down some of the locations used during the 1975 shooting as well as the subsequent films. Thanks also to photographers Mike Lynaugh and Tom Mishka for their contributions, and to all of those who have written in with helpful tips.