Before MMA and Ultimate Fighting swept the nation, the big thing was boxing. Two men akin to modern day gladiators would take to the ring, clad in nothing but shorts and padded gloves, for the sole purpose of beating the living tar out of one another using just their fists. In 1976, the film Rockystarring the one and only former Mr. Janice Dickenson himself, Sylvester Stallonetold the rags to riches tale of a small-time Philadelphia boxer getting the chance to fight the heavyweight champ. It was just the right mix of the American Dream, killer songs, and shots of hunky man-meat to win the Academy Award for that year. Watch it this Thursday at the outdoor Fox Theatre. Brings chairs and blankets.
Thu., April 22, 7 p.m., 2010