While Philadelphia is a good 3,000 miles from Hollywood, enough filmmakers have adopted the city’s unique layout, architecture and even talent to make their own personal marks on the cinematic landscape. This summer, take a tour of some of Philadelphia’s best-known filming locations. We'll start with the most obvious.
1. Philadelphia Museum of Art — “Rocky”
The 1976 Oscar-winning film "Rocky" put Sylvester Stallone on the map and, even 40 years later, continues to be an icon of Philadelphia. Rocky’s famous run up the front steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art has been repeated countless times by tourists, fans and even Rocky himself. A statue of the fictitious fighter stands at the base of the steps. The city played a major role in the original “Rocky,” its five sequels, and spin-off film “Creed,” with sights like the Italian Market and Cira Centre also making appearances.