ROCKY (1976)His Whole Life Was a Million to One Shot
(Philadelphia) Filming location for riverside bridge Rocky Balboa runs past during his “Gonna Fly Now” training montage in Philly.
(Los Angeles) The empty ice skating rink where Rocky takes Adrian for their first date on Thanksgiving night.
(Los Angeles) The opening shot of the movie features a painting of Jesus overlooking the match between Rocky and Spider Rico.
(Philadelphia) The corner where Frank Stallone and the boys sing “Take You Back”, and later “Two Kinds of Love” in Rocky II.
(Philadelphia) “I shoulda broke your thumbs!” This is the street where Rocky and Gazzo get out of the car to talk about Del Rio.
(Philadelphia) The Lucky Seven Tavern seen in Rocky is a different location than the one in Rocky Balboa.
(Los Angeles) L.A.’s historic gym was utilized as the interior of Mighty Mick’s during the filming of Rocky.
(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.
(Philadelphia) Hey, creepo, it’s Lil’ Marie’s house as seen in the original Rocky.
(Philadelphia) Featured prominently in Rocky and Rocky V, this actual residence looked very similar until about 2010.
(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.
(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.
(Philadelphia) Rocky and Apollo’s first battle took place at this historic arena, which was demolished in 2011.
(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!
(Philadelphia) It’s Mickey Goldmill’s grungy gym near the pet shop, the spot where Rocky trains – and loses his locker.
(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.
(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.