Sylvester Stallone Coming To Philadelphia To Celebrate First Ever ‘Rocky Day’
Why did it take this long for this to happen? Sylvester Stallone is coming to Philadelphia to celebrate the first ever “Rocky Day! Sly will appear at the foot of the art museum on the 47th anniversary of the original movie’s 1976 release. Isn’t it insane to think the original Rocky movie came out in 1976? Like what? Sly himself is 77 years old! 77!! How Syl contines to embrace Philly warms our hearts. And to think, for many many years, the most epic Philadelphia athlete was Rocky! Everyone made fun of Philly because our best athlete was a movie character. Thank goodness we moved past that with Joel Emiid, Bryce Harper, Jalen Hurts and so many more. Everyone seems to be loving Philly lately. Bradley Cooper has come to so many Eagles games, Rob Mcelhenney made a massive $100,000 donation to the Eagles Autism foundation by winning the signed Kylie Kelce Princess Diana jacket. Pink, Zach Bryan and Ryan Phillippe tweeting. What a time to be a Philly sports fan!
Sly has a really sweet quote about what this means to him:
“This day is an amazing day for me, and the people who have taken in Rocky into their hearts,” Stallone said Monday. “When I come to Philly and stand on the steps, it touches my soul like it did when I was a child. This is a very special place in a very special city. … Believe me, there’s no other place like it in the world!”
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The first ever “Rocky Day” will happen this Sunday December 3. Sly will appear at the Parkway Visitor Center at 11 a.m. for a special event celebrating his beloved boxing alter ego, Rocky Balboa. The actor will ceremoniously open the visitor center’s new Rocky Shop after a reading of the city resolution deeming Dec. 3 — the date of the original “Rocky” film’s release — as Rocky Day.