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Philadelphia declares Dec. 3 ‘Rocky Day’

By Webmaster on December 15, 2023 / 1 min read

On the 47th anniversary of the original premiere of Rocky, Sylvester Stallone was back in Philadelphia to celebrate the inaugural ‘Rocky Day’

Stallone and friendsFrom a stage near the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Stallone was awarded a Key to the City and December 3rd was officially declared ‘Rocky Day’ in Philadelphia. The event also served as a grand opening event for the Rocky Shop, which sells licensed merchandise from Stallone’s brand.

“Life is a fight,” Stallone said while addressing Sunday’s crowd. “It’s a tough fight and get ready. You’re going to win some and you’re gonna lose a lot. But the real victory is in never giving up and going the distance for yourself, your loved ones, and standing at the top of these steps you’re reminded that all things are possible. Keep punching.”

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  • DenisFebruary 2, 2024

    I'm from Russia and I admire Sly. When I was a kid in the 80s, we watched Rocky and Rambo movies in video salons for 1 ruble a ticket. They were heroes for us, real heroes. Now I live in the USA and I still love watching movies with Sly. Yesterday our legendary Apollo Creed passed away and today I watched Rocky in his honor. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in these legendary movies. And remember, "It doesn't matter how you hit, it matters how you keep a punch!"

  • Francie DoBoshFebruary 2, 2024

    My family is Italian American. Needless to say, we have watched all the Rocky movies atleast 50 times each. We have even had fun family debates over them. Rocky 4 brought peace to the world when geography had us worlds apart. Talk about standing the test of time- thank you for the complete joy over the past several decades! If there is ever some sort of meet and greet or an event that I could get an autograph, please let me know and I will be there. It’s on my bucket list.

  • Sonny MonksFebruary 2, 2024

    I will second his comments,so true,and the rocky films have certainly stood the test of time,and always will,i never tire of watching them.

  • SechkoJanuary 19, 2024

    Uncle Sly, you are the best!!!

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