The seventh installment of the Rocky series, Creed, debuted last week and has garnered rave reviews and Oscar buzz. But we like to think the real winner of the film is good 'ole Philly—and so does Tessa Thompson, the movie's female lead: "My favorite character in the movie, actually, is Philadelphia," she told The Morning Call. Creed tells the story of Adonis, the son of Rocky's opponent Apollo Creed who comes to Philly to train under Rocky. Much of the movie was shot in the city, as seen by the various landmarks featured in the film, including the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art's Rocky steps and the Italian Market. But some newcomers make appearances, too, such as the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk. We compiled all of the Philly locations featured in Creed in the map below. Did we miss a spot? Let us know in the comments and we'll add to the map!Read More
Map: Philly Landmarks Featured in the New Rocky Movie Creed
1. Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA 19130
It wouldn’t be a Rocky film without the Rocky steps. The bronze Rocky statue at the bottom of the stairs is also featured in Creed.
2. Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia, PA 19132
This is where Rocky’s wife was laid to rest in "Rocky Balboa." The cemetery makes another appearance in "Creed" for another character.
3. Max’s Steaks
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Adonis grabs a cheesesteak at this North Philly spot and learns about the word “jawn.”
4. Front Street Gym
Philadelphia, PA 19134
This gym in Kensington becomes the training grounds for Adonis. The owner Frank Kubach says plenty of world-class fighters comes to train at the facility.
5. Johnny Brenda’s
Philadelphia, PA 19125
The love interest of Adonis performs at this popular Fishtown bar and music venue.
6. Electric Factory
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Adonis’ love interest also performs at this factory-turned-music venue in "Creed." She opens for Philly artist Swizzymack.
7. Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
More than 600 extras piled into Music Hall of Temple’s Performing Arts Center to film a major fight scene in "Creed."
8. Victor Cafe
This Italian eatery makes another appearance in Creed under the name Adrian’s, Rocky’s restaurant. Victor Cafe was also featured in Rocky Balboa 10 years ago.
9. Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Named the best urban trail in America in a USA Today poll, the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk serves as a running trail for Adonis.
10. Italian Market
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Adonis follows in Rocky’s footsteps—literally—and runs through the Italian Market while training during Creed.
11. Mighty Mick's Gym
Philadelphia, PA 19122
A new-and-improved Mighty Mick's sign makes an appearance in the movie, though no scenes were ever filmed inside. The actual training scenes were shot elsewhere, according to Total Rocky