Rocky Filming Locations

ROCKY (1976)

His Whole Life Was a Million to One Shot

Ice Skating Rink

(Los Angeles) The empty ice skating rink where Rocky takes Adrian for their first date on Thanksgiving night.

Resurrection Gym

(Los Angeles) The opening shot of the movie features a painting of Jesus overlooking the match between Rocky and Spider Rico.

Gazzo’s Street

(Philadelphia) “I shoulda broke your thumbs!” This is the street where Rocky and Gazzo get out of the car to talk about Del Rio.

Lucky Seven Tavern

(Philadelphia) The Lucky Seven Tavern seen in Rocky is a different location than the one in Rocky Balboa.

Main Street Gym

(Los Angeles) L.A.’s historic gym was utilized as the interior of Mighty Mick’s during the filming of Rocky.

Pat’s King of Steaks

(Philadelphia) This Philly staple has been beloved by both cheesesteak fans and Rocky Balboa since 1930. Pat’s even has a plaque that marks the spot where Sly stood.

Adrian & Paulie’s House

(Philadelphia) Featured prominently in Rocky and Rocky V, this actual residence looked very similar until about 2010.

Atomic Hoagie Shop

(Philadelphia) This little shop was the hangout for Marie and the neighborhood kids in the ’70s; today, that street corner has been somewhat renovated and there ain’t no hoagie shop there.

The Italian Market

(Philadelphia) Rocky’s morning workout trails right through the middle of the famed Italian Market, and most recently, it’s where we saw the champ buy fresh groceries for his restaurant.

The Spectrum Arena

(Philadelphia) Rocky and Apollo’s first battle took place at this historic arena, which was demolished in 2011.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

(Philadelphia) The Rocky steps. Enough said. There is not a single more iconic location for die-hard fans. Plus, the giant bronze Rocky statue lives here now, too!

Mighty Mick’s Gym

(Philadelphia) It’s Mickey Goldmill’s grungy gym near the pet shop, the spot where Rocky trains – and loses his locker.

Adrian’s Pet Shop

(Philadelphia) Adrian’s pet shop – literally just a few steps away from Mighty Mick’s – has gotten dingier with the years. It was, for years, a real pet shop, but was closed in the mid 2000’s.

Rocky’s Apartment

(Philadelphia) Rocky’s run-down street looks just as it does in the movie, tattered screen door and all. Not a great neighborhood, but the best place to down your eggs and start the morning run.


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