January 26, 2011
The Rocky Steps were immortalized in the 1976 movie 'Rocky,' when Sylvester Stallone famously ran up them and raised his arms triumphantly at the top. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Every year, tens of thousands of residents and visitors make their way to the iconic Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to recreate and pay homage to Rocky’s famous run. It’s actually amazing to think about just how many people visit the Art Museum steps to check out the statue, run up the steps, and admire the view from the top.
And now there’s a new Top 10 list that makes you realize just how famous the Rocky Steps really are.
Screen Junkies, a TV and movie site published by Break Media, has just published their ranking of the 10 most famous movie locations in the entire world, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Rocky Steps coming in as #2.
The image of Rocky Balboa running up his now eponymous steps is definitely iconic in cinematic history. The film’s sequels, “Rocky 2” “Rocky 3” and “Rocky Balboa,” utilized the same location.
Making the trip up the steps, which lead up to the East Entrance of the museum, is regarded in Rocky’s honor as a symbol of perseverance and determination. Once you reach the top, your reward is gratifying: a breathtaking view of the scenic Center City skyline.
10 Most Famous Movie Locations [Screen Junkies]